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Published:March 5th, 2013 16:16 EST
Party First Priority: Rahul Gandhi

Party First Priority: Rahul Gandhi

By Neha Gandhi

 

New Delhi: Barely two months after he was formally appointed as the vice president of congress, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday cleared his intentions about the prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 elections and prioritized his party first instead of his Prime Minister post.

In an unprepared session with the MPs from the party the 42-year-old said, "The Prime Minister`s post to me is not my priority. I believe in long-term politics. I want to change the face of politics."

Gandhi, who is second in command in congress, said he wants to end the high c"ommand culture" which is being run by few hands from the decades. Today, I see how MPs feel without power and it is the same story in all the parties, be it Congress or BJP. I want to empower the 720-odd MPs in Parliament," Rahul Gandhi said. He further added that he wants to empower more and more people, he said during the discussion with MPs began at Parliament`s Central hall at 1 pm after the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day.

"I would like to work at the grass root level to strengthen the party`s stand and alliance," he noted.

Surprisingly, this statement came at the time when every opposition party is buzzing their own Prime Ministerial candidate especially, BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) where there is a tussle with Narender Modi. Speculations are rife that Rahul would be the prime ministerial candidate from the congress.