Zee Media Bureau/ Deepak Nagpal
New Delhi: Just days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he will be “very happy” to work under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, another senior Congress leader has come out in support of the young Gandhi scion.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said that “Rahul Gandhi is their candidate for the Prime Minister’s post” in 2014 General Elections.
Shinde added that the same has been conveyed earlier also.
The remarks follow PM’s suggestion that he was ready to don any role in the Congress after the 2014 General Elections.
Singh had said that Rahul Gandhi, the current Congress vice-president, will be an “ideal choice” for the PM’s post.
“I have always maintained that Rahul Gandhi would be an ideal choice for the PM post after 2014 elections (Lok Sabha). I will be very happy to work in the Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi,” the Prime Minister had told reporters.
The remarks have come at a time when the main Opposition BJP is gearing up to name Narendra Modi as the party’s PM candidate for the 2014 polls.
As per reports, the BJP could make the announcement on September 13 after a meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Board.