Don’t call me prince please, says Rahul Gandhi

April 26th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

By Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi Kanker (Chhattisgarh), April 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said he found the word ‘yuvraj’ (prince) insulting and that it had no place in Indian democracy. “I find the word ‘yuvraj’ insulting because India is a democracy. The word (yuvaraj) has no meaning here,” said Gandhi at a press conference here.

“(Prime Minister) Manmohan Singh is a very capable leader. And I support my leader,” he added.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, at a press conference, earlier had described Gandhi as a yuvraj of the people, leading to criticism from the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MPs in Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Gandhi is on a four-day tour of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh as part of a series of visits to some poor and tribal areas of the country.

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