No vacancy for PM's chair for next 15-20 years: Naqvi on Akhilesh's idea of Mulayam as PM

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday reminded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that there is no vacancy for Prime Minister's chair for the next 15-20 years.

Updated: Dec 04, 2015, 16:32 PM IST
No vacancy for PM's chair for next 15-20 years: Naqvi on Akhilesh's idea of Mulayam as PM

New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday reminded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that there is no vacancy for Prime Minister's chair for the next 15-20 years.

While replying to Akhilesh Yadav's suggestion of making Mualyam Singh Yadav as prime ministerial candidate and Rahul Gandhi his deputy in the next General Elections, Naqvi said the Uttar Pradesh CM should remember that there is no vacancy for PM's post for the next 15-20 years.

Naqvi's reactions came after Akhilesh suggested of an alliance between Samajwadi Party and Congress if party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is made the prime ministerial candidate and Rahul Gandhi his deputy.

Akhilesh made the comments in the course of a conversation at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here in the presence of the Congress vice president. However, Rahul refused to comment when asked to respond.

The UP Chief Minister was replying to a question on whether he was ready to extend his "good" personal relationship with Gandhi to a political level with the Congress.

"You are asking me because I am a Samajwadi (socialist) and you also say that I get rebuked by my father (Mulayam). I also want that Netaji's dreams are fulfilled and that I work for him. He becomes the Prime Minister and he (pointing at Rahul) Deputy Prime Minister. I am in agreement with this and will make an alliance now," if it is found acceptable, Akhilesh said, smiling.