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Paswan mocks Rahul’s PM remark

"How can he become prime minister in 2019. There is no vacancy. The NDA will return to power with a majority, and Narendra Modi will have his second term as prime minister," he told reporters here

Patna: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday mocked Rahul Gandhi’s remark that he would become prime minister if the Congress emerged as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha polls. Paswan said there was no vacancy for the top post as Narendra Modi would return to power in 2019.

The LJP chief was reacting to Gandhi’s statement, made at an interaction with the media during the recent campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls, which has drawn denigratory remarks from those in the NDA.

“How can he become prime minister in 2019. There is no vacancy. The NDA will return to power with a majority, and Narendra Modi will have his second term as prime minister,” he told reporters here.

“I am sure that in the next general elections, the people of the country will hold the view that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been performing well and the country has gained respect globally under his leadership, and therefore, the NDA will be given another chance,” Paswan said.

“Speaking of the opposition, there seem to be so many aspirants for the PM’s post. There is TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu and Chandrashekhar Rao, who heads the TRS. It has also been heard that lobbying is secretly on for Sharad Pawar as well,” he said.

Union Minister had taken a dig at the opposition parties over their attempts at unity also, saying they should not waste their time as there is no vacancy for the prime minister’s post till 2024.

“People like Nitish Kumar (JD-U), Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi Party), Lalu Prasad Yadav (RJD) can never be one. They should stop wasting their time looking for a prime ministerial candidate. There is no vacancy,” he had said.

The next Lok Sabha elections are due in May 2019 and the BJP-led NDA is in a buoyant mood following its massive win in Uttar Pradesh and North-east Assembly polls.

 

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