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Personality-oriented rule not in national interest: Rahul Gandhi on Narendra Modi

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 - 3:53pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
He was asked about the BJP campaign for a "Congress-free India" and how he sees the popularity of Modi, who is the Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP.

Deriding the BJP campaign to make Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi today said that personality-oriented rule is "not in national interest".

"Government should not be run on the whims and fancies of a particular person. The future of 120 crore people can be shaped up and improved only by taking everybody along", the Congress Vice President said in an interview to Hindi daily 'Dainik Bhaskar'. He prefaced his remarks by saying, "BJP today wants a personality-oriented rule, which is not in the national interest". 

He was asked about the BJP campaign for a "Congress-free India" and how he sees the popularity of Modi, who is the Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP.

Slamming the BJP for its "Congress-free India" pitch, he said, "Congress is in the DNA of this country." "BJP is talking of a Congress-free India. It does not understand that Congress alone is the political power, which has kept people of this country united," he said.

"We are a democratic organisation...The people of India will decide through their elected representatives, who will be the Prime Minister of the country. It is necessary for Congress to come to power in the interests of the nation and for that whatever responsibility the organisation has given me or will give me, I will carry out that with full dedication," he said in reply to a question.


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