New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has admitted there is a public perception about Rahul Gandhi who is referred to as “pappu” (childish) and said that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi is called "feku" (braggy).
He made the comments during an interview regarding the anticipated change of guards in the Congress.
Asked to list out Rahul Gandhi's leadership skills, Singh said, "He has the capacity and experience to lead the party once he becomes its President."
"The leadership qualities are there. He has the political sense, he understands the mechanics of politics and he knows the country also," he said.
"Congress has always promoted young people in the party from the very beginning. The country's demographic profile has changed.
“India is a much younger country now. Therefore we need fresh ideas, fresh leadership and new way of functioning," PTI quoted Singh as saying.
"The timing has to be decided by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi, because ultimately she is the one who has to decide," he said.
Asked about a public perception about Rahul who is referred to as "pappu", Singh said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi is called "feku".
"There are jokes floating around Modi now. The country calls him feku," Singh reportedly said.