On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress President said that he does not have any visions of becoming the next Prime Minister of India. When he was interacting with the media in London, he underscored that he never sees himself as PM but always put him as a person “fighting an ideological battle”
I don't have these visions. I view myself as fighting an ideological battle & this change has come in me after 2014. I realised that there's a risk to Indian state, to Indian way of doing things&I'm defending that: R.Gandhi in London, on being asked, if he sees himself as next PM pic.twitter.com/2cgOjv8SNK
Gandhi said, "I don't have these visions. I view myself as fighting an ideological battle and this change has come to me after 2014. I realised that there's a risk to the Indian state, to the Indian way of doing things and I'm defending that. I just get up in morning think of how do I defend the Indian institutional structure and how do I make sure that the country I love works together,"
Earlier in this year around May, when the same question was asked of Rahul then in reply he said: “why not”. The buzz is still in the town whether Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister next year or not with Congress party as one of the single largest party in the Parliamentary election of 2019.
When the President of Congress was asked about the 2019 leadership he simply said that "Conversations (with the Opposition parties) on leadership are going to happen after the elections, after we have pushed the BJP and the RSS back." He even pointed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - RSS saying that the "emphasis is... and there is a consensus among pretty much all leaders of the Opposition that the RSS is threatening the institutional order of India... they are systematically attacking organisations, and putting their people into them."
He keeps on saying about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that his government is silent on the Unnao rape case with PM as well and the fugitives Nirav Modi and Vijay Malia. He also claimed that the PM Modi is currently insulting each and every citizen of India by saying that India is not even a developing country before he was in power.
He added, "When Prime Minister Modi says nothing happened before he became a Prime Minister, he insults every Indian's forefathers who toiled hard to build this country. Today in India, people are discriminated against on the basis of their caste and religion. Marginalised are betrayed while people like Anil Ambani benefit. While China creates 50,000 jobs in a day, India creates only 450 jobs,"