Lucknow: Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, BJP
on Sunday said that the Congress general secretary should be made
the Prime Minister for the remaining two years of the UPA rule
so that people can judge his ability.
"Let Rahul Gandhi become the Prime Minister...two years
term is still left...let people know how much ability he has
to run the country," BJP national general secretary and chief
spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.
"More so, he does not need anything to become the PM, he
only needs to ask Manmohan Singh to step down," he added.
Prasad also accused Congress, SP and BSP of poralising
"Population of UP is 20 crore... whether the minorities
alone are the voters... this is deeply unfortunate," the BJP
Meanwhile, reacting to BJP`s attack Congress leader
Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Prasad`s suggestion indicates the
party`s acceptance of Rahul`s ability to serve as the Prime
Minister of the country.
"Prasad has accepted the reality. BJP knows the
leadership ability of Rahul Gandhi very well and it`s defeat
reflects from this statement," he said.
Confidant of Congress` victory in all the five poll bound
states, Singhvi said that Rahul`s leadership was like a storm
of victory in the poll ground.
In a reply to a question the Congress leader said that
a delegation led by him met officials of the Election
Commission in which the issue of notice to Law Minister Salman
Khurshid on his statement on Muslim reservation was also