Lucknow, Jan 30: Congress general secretary Rashid Alvi declared here Monday that Rahul Gandhi’s rise to the prime minister’s chair in 2014 was a forgone conclusion.
He was reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad’s sarcastic remark, daring Rahul to become prime minister as that would expose his capabilities.
“We are glad that realisation has finally dawned on the BJP that the Congress is all set to again return to power in 2014, and Rahul will become prime minister,” Alvi said at a press conference here.
Taking a dig at the party, he went on to add: “I would like to assure the BJP that its position will remain secure in the opposition benches of parliament.”
He also predicted Congress victories in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur.