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Rahul Gandhi plays down prime ministerial ambitions, says institutions attacked since 2014

Aug 26, 2018 10:49 IST
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday downplayed his prime ministerial ambitions, insisting that he was fighting an ideological battle to defend the nature of the Indian state.

“I don’t have these visions. I view myself as fighting an ideological battle and this change has come in me after 2014. I realised that there’s a risk to Indian state, to Indian way of doing things and I’m defending that,” Gandhi, who was interacting with members of the Indian Journalists Association in London, replied on being asked if he sees himself as the next PM.

He claimed there is a “massive fightback” against what he called an “attack” on institutions under the Modi government since 2014.