We’re battle ready and going to win: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 27: Asserting that “we are battle ready and we are going to win”, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday said in his first full-length television interview that he was not thirsting for power but was out to “change the system” that would open up opportunities for young people, empower women and make India a manufacturing hub of the world.

In an over one hour interview with Arnab Goswami of TIMESNOW, Gandhi said he did not choose to be born a Gandhi but was a “serious politician” who stood for “opening up the system” and the election this time would be fought between those who want “deepening of democracy” and those who stood for “concentration of power”.

However, he sidestepped, stonewalled or deflected any pointed or controversial questions thrown at him regarding corruption, and merely said that “anyone who does any act of corruption will be punished”.