STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Congress President, Party Will Take Call on PM Candidate: Digvijay

Published: 09th January 2014 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2014 01:00 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today indicated that the party may soon take a decision on its prime ministerial candidate even as the All-India Congress Committee gears up for its meeting scheduled for January 17.            

"I have been consistently saying that in a parliamentary democracy, the prime ministerial candidate is not declared in advance. That takes away from the rights of elected Members of Parliament and MLAs to choose the leader.  

"But because of the discussion in the national media and at the national level, I think that Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) had hinted... that we will consider. So, let the party decide and the Congress president decide," Singh told reporters.  

The comments assume significance in the light of growing demands within the party that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi be named its prime ministerial candidate at the AICC session.   

Addressing the media last month at the AICC headquarters here, Sonia had responded to a query on the party's prime ministerial candidate by saying that a decision would be taken on the matter at an "opportune moment".         

"We have not made any statement in this regard yet," she had said when asked whether Rahul would be named as the party's prime ministerial candidate.

Also Read:



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp