Congress Will Defeat BJP in Polls: Rahul Gandhi

Published: 27th January 2014 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2014 10:02 PM   |  A+A-


Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday stated that his party will defeat the BJP in the 2014 elections.

In an interview to Times Now news channel, Gandhi in his first major TV interview said: "I think we will defeat the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in the next elections."

To a query by Times Now editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on whether he feared a direct battle with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Gandhi said he does not like what he sees in Indian politics and that the "system in the country" needs to change.

He also dwelt on the pain of the circumstances in which he grew up - witnessing the assassination of his grandmother, then prime minister Indira Gandhi, and his father, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

"In my life, I have seen my grandmother die, I have seen my father die, I have seen my grandmother go to jail and I have actually been through a tremendous amount of pain as a child when these things happen to you. What I had to be scared of, I lost. There is absolutely nothing I am scared of. I have an aim. I have a clear aim in my mind and the aim is that I do not like what I see in Indian politics, it is something that is inside my heart," he said.


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