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Congress to project Rahul as future leader: Pranab

Putting all speculations to rest, Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee today said, the Congress would project Rahul Gandhi as the future leader of the party.

india Updated: Oct 04, 2011 21:32 IST


The Congress would project Rahul Gandhi as the future leader of the party, senior leader and Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.

"We are always in favour of new leadership. Rahul Gandhi is our future leader," Mukherjee said when asked whether Congress would follow BJP in their attempt to focus on new faces for future leaders.

"What BJP is doing is their internal matter," he said at his ancestral home in Miriti in Birbhum district where he is the priest in the family Durga puja.

Mukherjee also questioned the BJP's performance in recent assembly election in various states.

"What is their performance? In the last elections they had fought in more than 725 seats. How many have they won? Let us see their performance in the coming elections," he said.

Regarding the Maoist problem in West Bengal, he expressed confidence in chief minister Mamata Banerjee's efficiency.

"She is efficient enough to deal with such problems and the central government will provide the state with all required assistance," the Union minister said.

First Published: Oct 04, 2011 19:43 IST

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