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We view Rahul Gandhi as future PM: Digvijay

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh welcomed Priyanka Gandhi's statement on Rahul Gandhi being qualified to become prime minister, saying the party viewed him as a "future PM".

india Updated: Apr 13, 2009 14:59 IST

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh welcomed Priyanka Gandhi's statement on Rahul Gandhi being qualified to become prime minister, saying the party viewed him as a "future PM".

"We all have been viewing the future PM in him though we do not speculate when that is going to happen", said AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh.

On Sunday, Priyanka while campaigning for Rahul in Amethi had said "I have full faith in my brother... He is, according to me, qualified.... So, one day he will. He will do a good job of it." when asked whether she thought her brother was qualified enough to hold the top post.

He also rebutted the BJP's charge of Manmohan Singh being a "weak" Prime Minister accusing the previous NDA government of being remote-controlled by the RSS.

"The BJP has been trying to create an impression that the UPA government is being controlled by AICC president Sonia Gandhi by calling Manmohan Singh a weak Prime Minister. In fact, it was during the NDA regime that the government was being remote-controlled by the RSS", Singh told reporters in Allahabad on Sunday.

Singh said that BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani "was himself eased out of the party president's post, under pressure from the RSS just because of his charitable remarks about Mohammad Ali Jinnah".