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Rahul not suited to rule: Digvijaya

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh says the Cong VP should have taken responsibility

New Delhi/Panaji: Amid continued questioning of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s ability to handle elections by several party leaders, the party’s general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion was not suited to rule.

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

In an interview to a Goa television news channel, Digvijaya Singh, who is party in-charge of Goa and often touted as Gandhi’s political guru, said Gandhi should have taken up the responsibility of leading the Congress in the Lok Sabha and taking on the National Democratic Alliance.

Digvijaya Singh
Digvijaya Singh

“He is by temperament not a ruling person. He is by temperament someone who wants to fight injustice,” he said.

The party has suspended two state leaders from Rajasthan and Kerala who recently lambasted Gandhi publicly. Former Rajasthan legislator Bhanwar Lal Sharma had said Gandhi was the “MD of Congress circus”, while former Kerala minister TH Mustafa had demanded Gandhi’s ouster for having landed the Congress in a mess.

Singh said he had suggested to Gandhi that he take up the role of the main opposition leader in the Lok Sabha, a responsibility later given to Karnataka leader Mallikarjun Kharge. “In a democracy, opposition space is necessary. Since the Congress is the largest opposition group, our Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should have taken up the responsibility,” he said.

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