I’m for nuclear deal, anytime, anywhere: Rahul Gandhi

September 24th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghJalandhar (Punjab), Sep 24 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said he was strongly in favour of the India-US civil nuclear deal, which is close to being finalised.”I am absolutely in favour of the nuclear deal. Anytime, anywhere,” said Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in this Punjab city Wednesday.

Gandhi was replying to questions regarding the Indo-US nuclear deal from the media here on the last day of his three-day trip to Punjab.

Gandhi also said he was not in the running to be prime minister.

“Manmohan Singh is our prime minister. Our party has chosen to project him as prime minister in the next general elections also,” Gandhi said.

He said Manmohan Singh was responsible for the growing stature of India internationally. “He is responsible for India becoming the second fastest growing nation in the world,” Gandhi added.

He said the media had misquoted him as saying that the “issue of being prime minister was open and not closed yet”.

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