Manmohan offered to step down, wanted Rahul to be PM: Congress leader
NEW DELHI: Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil on Wednesday claimed that former party chief Rahul Gandhi could have become the prime minister during UPA-II as the then PM Manmohan Singh was having health issues and had offered to make way for Gandhi.
Gohil added that Gandhi declined the request and urged Singh to complete his term.
At an online media briefing, Gohil asserted that the Gandhi family had always shown large-heartedness and never aspired for power.
He also cited past examples to assert that the Gandhi family never hankered for posts.
"All workers of the Congress and youth across the country want that Rahul Gandhi should lead us," he said, adding that it is the Congress Working Comitteee and the AICC that has the final say in such matters.
His statement comes amid a debate over leadership in the Congress triggered by Priyanka Gandhi's remarks that a non-Gandhi should lead the party.
In the book "India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders", Priyanka endorsed her brother Rahul Gandhi's stand on a non-Gandhi president for the Congress, saying there are plenty of people capable of leading the party.
Though the book was released recently by Oxford University Press, the Congress said Priyanka Gandhi's interview was conducted after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as party president taking responsibility for the 2019 Lok Sabha poll drubbing.
In the book, which features interviews with young leaders in India, Priyanka told authors Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah, "he (Rahul Gandhi) has said that none of us should be the president of the party and I am in full agreement with him. I think that the party should find its own path also."
这本书讲述了对印度年轻领导人的采访。普里扬卡告诉两位作者Pradeep Chhibber和Harsh Shah：“他(拉胡尔·甘地)说过，我们都不应该成为国大党的党员，我完全同意他的观点。我认为国大党也应该找到自己的道路。”
Sonia Gandhi is the interim president of the party and there has been a growing demand from a section in the Congress for return of Rahul Gandhi as chief.
With the spotlight on the Congress' leadership issue, Priyanka Gandhi's remarks set off speculation about the Gandhi family's role in the party.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50621.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Manmohan would even step down for sonias dog
why take power with responsibility when they enjoyed full power without any responsibility
Good for india he did not step down if he is talking about 2012 or 13 , and today its 2020 still rahul gandhi’s IQ is worst than any illiterate person !!
Thank God!! India would have been finished of that fellow got in
No one, honestly, in congress can match Modi as PM. This is true even if you hate Modi.
Looks like they thought that the PM of India is a position owned by a family!!
Rahul Vinci was high with drug addict during that time. When he woke up at night !!! People already elected Super power Modi
Why to assume the office when they can have Authority without Responsibility.
Thank God! A major disaster has been averted.
Mr. Pappuji - you lost the only chance you had to become the PM. You will regret it for life and take it all the way to the grave.
Useless claim in this hour , that shows that MNS was just a puppet
Thank God it didn’t happen
Joke of the day. What are you talking about. Do you think by making such statmwnt you can win sympathi of people of india. Just stop doing all these drama
replacing MMS with RAGA should have meant replacing Ghandhi's monkey with Gandhi's donkey
Joke of the century
Thank God !! It did not happen !!. Manmohan was only an occupant of PM chair !!. Total control was with Italian woman !!
India needs an Intellegent, hardworking, god fearing, Nationalist PM. Presently we have one in Modi. Any PM in future, should like Modi ji !!
bakwas....papu cant be PM in his whole life
Thank ! a big tragedy and blunder was averted !!
OMG. What would have happened if Rahul was our PM? At least I can say confidently that we Indians are lucky that Pappu Khan didn't become PM of our country.
MMS always assured Rahul that PM seat will be yours whenever you're ready. MMS knew that Rahul will never be ready.
What is Rahul Gandhi's qualification to be PM? Merely a "famous" last name?
And that too the last name is a fake name.