In an interaction with the students of the University of California in Berkeley, US, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that he is ready to be Congress’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 general elections. It is up to the party to take a decision on it and an electoral process for that was on, he said.
The congress vice president was answering a question asked by the moderator of the interaction. “I am absolutely ready to do that but the way our party works, we have an organisational election process that decides that and that process is currently ongoing”, Rahul said.
Asked about the accusations of congress being a dynastic-party, Rahul Gandhi replied that it is a problem with all political parties. Most of the country runs like this and political leaders like Akhilesh Yadav, Stalin and Anurag Thakur are dynasts, he added.
Rahul Gandhi also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading fake allegations against him on social media. The congress vice president also accused Narendra Modi of being a dictator who does not listen to the people he works with.
He also agreed that certain amount of arrogance had crept into the congress party in 2012, two years before the 2014 elections. “Around 2012, a certain amount of arrogance crept into the Congress and they stopped having conversations with the people. I am ready to take charge in 2019”, Rahul said.