New Delhi: The Congress Get together and Rahul Gandhi could have a say in who might be Prime Minister from the Opposition alliance “after defeating the BJP”, Bihar unit chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh mentioned Thursday, a day forward of their mega assembly in Patna.
Singh mentioned Gandhi doesn’t hanker for publish or chair however “needs to serve the individuals as does his household”. “He may have turn out to be Prime Minister in 2009 however he didn’t. Each Congressman needs him to be PM, however that doesn’t imply he’ll agree,” Singh mentioned, trying to deal with the ruling BJP’s public derision over the Opposition’s PM face.
He added the chief was not stepping again and can struggle towards Modi with all his may, and added that the Congress, its president Mallikarjun Kharge in addition to Gandhi would have a say in selecting a PM for the alliance. “That’s as a result of Congress will win the utmost seats on this coalition,” he added.
Doubts over the Opposition’s “unity” was ignited by BJP veteran Ravi Shankar Prasad who charged final Sunday that this coalition was too fragmented to point out a harmonious face.
Prasad known as the Opposition alliance one in every of egocentric individuals, “ solely in energy”. “Mamata says she gained’t go together with Congress if it fights together with the Communists in Bengal. That is solely an anti-Modi coalition. They’ll’t do something on their very own. The nation has moved on from the occasions of Deve Gowda, I.Okay. Gujral and V.P. Singh (Prime Ministers who shepherded coalitions on the Centre). India needs a steady authorities not that of those that struggle amongst themselves. Bihar gained’t go together with them, nor will the nation,” Prasad mentioned.
The BJP chief has come beneath heavy criticism from members of secular events, who requested him to be affected person.
The Opposition’s occasion on Friday is being convened by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar — who has toured the nation assembly like-minded leaders — to seek out frequent floor forward of the 2024 normal elections. Kumar has rooted for Opposition unity ever since he left the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance and joined the Opposition platform in August final yr.
Prime leaders of a number of events, together with Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, M.Okay. Stalin Arvind Kejriwal and Sitaram Yechury.
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