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Rahul should be PM candidate in 2019, says Captain Amarinder

Amarinder said the “massive” response Rahul has been getting in Gujarat “endorses the fact that he is the best choice” to lead the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

punjab Updated: Dec 12, 2017 12:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Rahul Gandhi,Capt Amarinder,Amarinder
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh.(HT File)

Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh congratulated Rahul Gandhi on becoming the Congress president-elect, saying his elevation would help the party re-emerge as the country’s leading political party, on Monday.

The party would gain immensely by projecting Rahul as the prime ministerial candidate in the next parliamentary polls, Amarinder said in a statement here.

“Congratulations @OfficeOfRG for being elected unopposed as @INCIndia president. I am sure the party will see not just revival but massive growth under your able and dynamic leadership,” he added on Twitter. “The infusion of young blood will lead to the re-emergence of the Congress as country’s leading political party, and the only one which could help protect its secular and democratic fabric,” Amarinder said.

Amarinder said the “massive” response Rahul has been getting in Gujarat, where he has campaigned aggressively, “endorses the fact that he is the best choice” to lead the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

His modern outlook, his ability to carry with him party leaders and members across ranks and cadres, his grassroots connect with the people would all combine to lead the Congress to victory in the Lok Sabha, said the 75-year-old chief minister.

First Published: Dec 12, 2017 12:13 IST