Rahul Can Unify Congress Across the Country: Pilot

Published: 13th January 2014 09:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2014 09:08 PM   |  A+A-


Soon after his appointment as Rajasthan Congress president, Sachin Pilot today pitched for the party going to polls under Rahul Gandhi's leadership, saying it will unify the party across the country.

"I believe he is someone who can lead the party's charge. It will unify the party across all parts of the nation," he said, adding one must wait for the outcome of AICC meet on January 17.

It is being speculated than an announcement to make Gandhi party's prime ministerial candidate may be made there.

Pilot, however, said one should not prejudge what the AICC session will do. "It's not a question of what Rahul Gandhi wants, I want or somebody else wants".

"We all bow down to the wishes of the party and whatever party decides will be final," he told reporters.

Pilot brushed aside BJP's barbs that Congress has lost the will to fight, claiming Congress will do "extremely well" in polls and victory will be a reality.

"I am of the opinion that whatever else happens, it is not going to be the way some people has projected that Congress will just roll over. We are there. Congress is fighting to win," he said.

Coming from a party, he said in a reference to BJP, which had two members in Lok Sabha, it's "a little naive" to write off a party which has a history of more than 100 years.

"I think power and winning elections is not the only thing one must judge a party by", he said.


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