Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > India > News > PTI

Cabinet berth: No regrets for Rahul

April 09, 2008 20:45 IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi [Images] has no regrets about rejecting an offer from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] to join his council of ministers.

Rahul, a Congress general secretary in-charge of youth wing of the party, said he would be showing disrespect to the people he represents if he did not do the job assigned to him, sources close to him said.

The Amethi MP said he did not want to take two-three jobs and not do justice to any one of it, they said.

The Gandhi scion is understood to have been offered the post of a minister of state in the recent reshuffle-cum-expansion of the union council of ministers.

He is believed to have said that 'one man, one post' was not a problem with him as his priority was to rejuvenate the Youth Congress. Rahul said he does not like heroes because the system does not work when they are around.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.