Agencies, New Delhi
Reiterating his desire to work to strengthen the party, rather than having any Prime Ministerial intentions, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said he is not interested in becoming the Prime Minister.
After his inspiring and emotional address at the ‘Chintan shivir’ at Jaipur where he described power as ‘poison’, Rahul, in an informal meeting with Chhattisgarh Congress MPs today said he is not interested in becoming the Prime Minister, sources said.
Mr Gandhi, who is being tipped as UPA’s frontrunner for Prime Minister’s post, said he was in politics for a long haul and that his main objective was to strengthen the organisation.
The Congress vice-president said he was not interested in becoming the Prime Minister.
Sources said Rahul told the MPs that the high command culture should end in the party.
He said his priority was to empower the MPs as also the 5,000-odd legislators in various states.
His comments come at a time when there is increasing demand in the party for making him Prime Minister candidate for Lok Sabha polls. Later, in reply to a question on the issue, AICC spokesperson Rashid Alvi said,’’this (Rahul’s statement) shows the difference between the Congress and the Opposition which has a long list of PM candidates.