Medak (AP): Utilizing the occasion of Rahul
Gandhi`s 40th birthday on Saturday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K
Rosaiah strongly pitched for the Nehru-Gandhi family scion
becoming the Prime Minister in 2014 saying he has all the
traits to occupy the top post.
Addressing a public meeting after launching several
development programmes worth Rs 76 crore at Kulcharam in Medak
district, the Chief Minister said Rahul "has all the traits to
become Prime Minister and the country needs him in that post".
He claimed "twice he (Rahul) refused to become the Prime
Minister even when the opportunity came"
Rahul "even refused to become a minister in the Union
Cabinet", Rosaiah added.
"Rahul has all the qualities of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira
Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Yet, he is so simple
and humble", the Chief Minister remarked and appealed to the
people to ensure Congress` victory so that Rahul could become
the Prime Minister in 2014.
Seeking to rebut criticism that his government was trying
to water-down the welfare schemes, Rosaiah said "all the
welfare programmes launched by the Congress government since
2004 will be continued. There need not be any apprehensions on