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Rahul not reluctant to take over as Cong prez: Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said Rahul Gandhi is not reluctant to take over as Congress president and his sister Priyanka cannot be forced into active politics, though most of the party workers want her to do so.

“He (Rahul) is not reluctant. It’s a question of timing. Let him choose his own timing. In politics, timing is important. So, let the leadership decide on its own timing,” the party General Secretary told PTI in an interview.

“It should happen, but we have to allow him to choose his timing,” the two-time Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said when asked if Rahul would be taking over as Congress president this year.

“As far as Priyanka Gandhi is concerned, she is not yet in politics...can’t really force her to come into politics, it’s her own personal decision and we should respect that,” Singh said.

Most of the “Congress people” want her to come into politics, and there is no doubt about it, but the actual timing has to be decided by her, not “by us”, he said.
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