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BJP takes swipe at Congress` decision on Rahul Gandhi`s PM candidature

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 22:08

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

New Delhi: Without missing out an opportunity to hit out at Congress for its decision of not naming Rahul Gandhi as the party`s PM candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP leaders hint that Congress has accepted its defeat.

BJP`s senior leader Arun Jaitley said that Congress is losing the will to fight and today`s decision put the party at a psychological disadvantage. He further added that though Congress may consider it as a strategy, yet avoiding direct contest will not be of any help to it.

BJP`s spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also took a jibe on the decision and said that Congress must be desperate as all the surveys project Narendra Modi as the PM. Moreover, he said that the Congress will fight without any leader.
Besides the above two, another BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Congress is aware of the fact that it won`t come to power and therefore it does not find it necessary to declare Rahul Gandhi as a candidate only to let him down.

Late on Thursday, Congress spokesperson and senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi informed the media that Rahul Gandhi will lead the party`s campaign for the Lok Sabha Elections. He further added that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had taken a decision that PM candidate name will not be disclosed as it is not party`s tradition.

The decision was taken in the Congress Working Committee meet held in the capital.

First Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 21:45
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