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If Congress emerges as the biggest party in 2019, I am ready to become PM, says Rahul Gandhi

If the Congress Party emerges as the biggest party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi, the President of the party, is ready to become the Prime Minister of India.

“Well, it depends….it depends on how well the Congress does in the election….I mean if it emerges as the biggest party, yes,” Gandhi said, when asked during an interaction in Bengaluru.

The Congress President is ‘pretty confident’ that Narendra Modi will not be the next PM.

“If the Congress acts as a “platform” (with other parties in a coalition), the BJP does not stand a chance of winning the elections, ” he said at a function where he launched the “Samruddha Bharat Foundation”.

“It is highly unlikely that BJP will form the next government, and the second part is that it is close to impossible that Modi will be the next prime minister,” Gandhi added.

He said the opposition unity would not allow the BJP to remain in power. Gandhi asserted that the Congress would win the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

“Samruddha Bharat Foundation” is a platform to propagate liberal, secular and republican values across the country. Its trustees include veteran film director Shyam Benegal and noted Supreme Court advocate KTS Tulsi.

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