Congress president Rahul Gandhi proclaimed today that he will become the Prime Minister of India after next year’s general elections if his party emerges as the single largest one amongst a broad coalition of other parties.
Gandhi was interacting with prominent persons of Bengaluru during the launch of his party’s Samruddhi Bharat conference for the upcoming Karnataka elections when he was asked about his prime ministerial aspirations as a question by one of the attendees of the event.
He said, “I am pretty convinced that Mr. Modi is not going to be the prime minister. I can see it in his face and he knows it.”
The questioner then immediately asked him if he will be the prime minister. Gandhi first specified that it depends on his party’s performances and then said, “Well, it depends. It depends on how well the Congress party does. If the Congress party is the biggest party, yes.”
Rahul had hinted about his intention to become PM during an event in an American university last year when he had said that he is “absolutely ready” to be his party’s candidate during 2019 elections. He has since then even gone on to replace his mother Sonia Gandhi had Congress president.