Pawar`s statement on Rahul objectionable: Digvijay

Sharad Pawar had said that if Congress does not do well in Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the blame may go to Rahul Gandhi.

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2012, 23:18 PM IST

Indore: Objecting to Union Minister
Sharad Pawar`s statement that Rahul Gandhi would be blamed if
Congress fails in Uttar Pradesh, senior party leader Digvijay Singh said here on Sunday that the UP poll results would surprise
the NCP chief.

The Agriculture Minister, whose party is a key partner
in the UPA, had yesterday said that if Congress does not do
well in Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the blame may go
to Rahul Gandhi.

"Pawar is an experienced leader and he must be
speaking after a lot of thought-process. But I have objections
to his statement. He should not have given such a statement,"
Digvijay Singh said.

"When the assembly poll results will be out on March
6, Pawar would be surprised," he added.

While talking to a television channel yesterday,
Pawar had also said that he saw no possibility of Rahul Gandhi
being immediately projected as the PM candidate, even if the
Congress does well in the key state.

PTI