Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has all the required qualities to become a good Prime Minister.
Yadav made the statement when, during an interview with PTI, he was asked if Gandhi had all the qualities to make a good PM. Yadav said, “Yes! He has all the qualities, he is the national president of India’s oldest party and been in Parliament for the last 15 years. Don’t forget his party has five chief ministers in the country and he is leading them. So, no question should be asked on (Gandhi’s) leadership and qualities.”
While Yadav did say that Gandhi would make for a good PM, he also said that the issue of who will be the PM can be settled after the 2019 polls by the grand alliance collectively. Yadav also alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) propaganda machinery spent hundreds of thousands of crores to malign Gandhi’s image.
Asserting that there was never a question mark over Gandhi’s leadership, Yadav told PTI in an interview, “Even after such a long negative campaign against him, he (Gandhi) has won the hearts of the people through his perseverance, kindness and large-heartedness.” Speaking further about Gandhi’s leadership, Yadav said, “The Congress victory in the three major states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh under Mr Gandhi’s leadership has infused a sense of confidence and energy in the party, and in the minds of 69 percent electorate who had not voted for Narendra Modi in 2014.”