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Rahul leaves everybody guessing on PM nominee

‘My question is that why all arguments come to halt on one post? Why this is debated at the national level? Why a particular person or post is discussed. Why nobody talks about reform in politics? Why nobody is ready to change the system? The talk should centre around how we change the political system,’ Gandhi said answering questions regarding the future role for him in the party.

However, in the course of the same interview he did not rule out the possibility of taking charge. ‘I am a sepoy of Congress. I will obey whatever order is given to me. I will do whatever Congress wants me to do... Decisions are taken in our party by senior leaders,’ he said.

‘Earlier also some decisions were taken...Power is poison ....does not mean that I am not keen to take responsibility. There is no word of reluctance in my life...Congress has never been specific. Whatever task the Congress wanted me to accomplish, I have done that,’ Gandhi said when asked whether he was ready to take up the post of Prime Minister and about perceptions of him being reluctant.

To a more direct question on whether he will accept any such responsibility, Gandhi said, ‘None of my family members ever worked for the sake of power. Neither my father nor my grandmother.’
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