Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that the goal is to see Rahul Gandhi at the top post and said Janata Dal-Secular will work towards it even though he had recently said that Mamata Banerjee is a strong candidate.
Kumaraswamy who have an alliance with the Congress in Karnataka stated that “My party’s decision is we want to support Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate. This is our commitment and it remains so.”
He also clarified his recent statement on Mamata Banerjee is taken out of context and stated that he meant among the regional parties there are several capable leaders other than the BJP. He further stated that he has confidence in Rahul Gandhi that he can take on PM Modi.
While taking a dig at PM Modi, he said Modi is only a paper tiger and Rahul Gandhi had matured as a politician. He asserted that “Modi-ji speaks well, his presentation is good, he uses social media but what is his achievement in the last four years.”
The Congress party has said it will not extend Rahul Gandhi for the top post and will consider the wishes of its coalition partners if the BJP is defeated in the general election.