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Rahul Gandhi has stayed mum, how can he lead nation, says Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party on Wednesday questioned Rahul Gandhi's potential as prime minister.

kolkata Updated: Sep 12, 2012 17:10 IST

Ridiculing talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party on Wednesday expressed doubts over the 42-year-old Gandhi scion's ability to lead the nation.

"Whoever understands Indian politics will say that Rahul Gandhi does not seem to have the qualities to lead the country in view of the challenges it is facing," Samajawadi Party general secretary Mohan Singh told mediapersons here.

Singh said that in the last two years, Rahul Gandhi had kept mum in the Lok Sabha, even while it was discussing critical issues facing the nation.

Singh said: "During the last two years, we did not get the chance to have Rahul Gandhi's analysis on any critical issue facing the nation in parliament. When one does not hear him speak, how can one say the country will be secure in his hands?"

First Published: Sep 12, 2012 17:06 IST