The Congress will fight the 2014 general elections under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,party general secretary Digvijay Singh said today and questioned the projection of Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate by the NDA.
“We will go to the elections (2014) under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh. We are not projecting any candidate as Prime Minister,” Singh told reporters at the APCC headquarters here.
“There has been a lot of hype in the media about Modi being NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate. Modi is the Chief Minister of Gujarat but at the same time he has not performed outside the state of Gujarat,” he said.
“If comparison has to be made then it should be with Congress Chief Ministers. In no sector is Gujarat number one. In human development index Assam is better then Gujarat with Kerala being number one,” Singh claimed.
“There seems to be more interest in finding out who will be the prime minister then what is the agenda of political parties,” the AICC leader said.
“We have a parliamentary democracy and fight elections on the manifesto of the party,its ideology and programmes. Our’s is not a presidential form of government that we put up a candidate in advance,” the former chief minister added.
“If we get a majority and form the government,it will be decided then who will be the Prime Minister. We are not projecting any candidate now,” he said.
“As Rahul Gandhi rightly said the issue is not who becomes the Prime Minister but which government comes to power,what it can do for the people and fulfil the aspirations of the people,” the Congress leader said quoting the party vice-president.