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Party is my priority, not becoming PM: Rahul

HT Correspondent, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, February 16, 2013
First Published: 17:19 IST(16/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:49 IST(17/2/2013)

In a clear message that his priorities remain rejuvenating the party and not the PM’s post, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi cut short Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna for suggesting that the former should be soon declared as the party's Prime Ministerial candidate.

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At the meeting of the Congress legislative party heads and state unit chiefs here on Saturday, a visibly angry Gandhi bluntly told them, "I do not want to hear such a thing again."

He also reminded Bahuguna that the problem is not about the PM candidate but about organization, which needs urgent correction.

Minutes later, Gandhi took further dig at 'ambitions' of leaders and said in UP "There were 200 CM candidates (in the Congress). There are even candidates for the UN Secretary General there!"

Gandhi also asked state unit chief to tour districts at least for 10 days and gave them two months time to form all district and block level committees with the underlying message to perform or perish. He also committed to travel more in districts.


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