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Rahul declines Cabinet post, may be minister sans portfolio: Report

Agencies  New Delhi, May 19, 2009
First Published: 11:03 IST(19/5/2009) | Last Updated: 11:11 IST(19/5/2009)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reportedly declined a Cabinet berth offer. he said that he wanted to work for the party.


Reports in the media also say that Rahul Gandhi may be made a minister without a portfolio so that he can concentrate on organisational tasks in UP and Bihar while also gaining experience in the government.

With the demand for Rahul Gandhi's induction into the new UPA Cabinet rising, the focus is now on the party leadership as to what decision they take.

Reports say that the 'proposal' has been put forward by senior Congress leaders who feel that Gandhi should be in the cabinet following the party's big win in the 2009 elections which is being seen in large measure a result of his bold move to jettison demanding allies and go it alone in UP and Bihar.

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