Rahul will become PM in 2014: Congress
Congress general secretary Rashid Alvi declared in Lucknow today that Rahul Gandhi's rise to the prime minister's chair in 2014 was a forgone conclusion.lucknow Updated: Jan 30, 2012 22:12 IST
Congress general secretary Rashid Alvi declared in Lucknow on Monday that Rahul Gandhi's rise to the prime minister's chair in 2014 was a forgone conclusion.
He was reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad's sarcastic remark, daring Rahul to become prime minister as that would expose his capabilities.
"We are glad that realisation has finally dawned on the BJP that the Congress is all set to again return to power in 2014, and Rahul will become prime minister," Alvi said at a press conference in Lucknow.
Taking a dig at the party, he went on to add: "I would like to assure the BJP that its position will remain secure in the opposition benches of parliament."
He also predicted Congress victories in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur.
First Published: Jan 30, 2012 22:03 IST