Priyanka Gandhi backs Rahul for Prime Minister

April 12th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Priyanka Gandhi Amethi, Apr 12 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday gave some indications of possibility of her brother and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi becoming Prime Minister one day.

“I have full faith in my brother. He is hardworking. He is, according to me, qualified for the post. So, one day he will. He will do a good job of it,” she told reporters while campaigning for Rahul Gandhi in Amethi parliamentary constituency.

Priyanka, however, added that Manmohan Singh would assume the post, if Congress comes back to power.

Priyanka refused to contest elections herself, and said: “As I am growing older, I am realising that ‘never’ is a bad thing to say. So I am not going to say never,” But I certainly don’t see it. I don’t feel that joining politics is what I would do.”

She also criticized the Samajwadi Party (SP) for its ‘weird’ manifesto.

“I have never seen such a weird document and I want to know who has written the Samajwadi Party manifesto,” she added.

When asked about the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) criticism that Manmohan Singh is a weak Prime Minister, Priyanka said the country had seen his ability to lead the country.

“Manmohan Singh is a very qualified Prime Minister. The country has seen his ability. He remains firm. I don’t think he is weak at all,” she added.

Amethi will go to poll on April 23. (ANI)

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