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'Rahul is the future of Congress'

January 07, 2009 15:16 IST

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has said that Rahul Gandhi [Images] is the future of Congress.

"Rahul has the talent and he has already been projected as the country's (future) prime minister," Singh told reporters.

He said that himself and all other senior leaders in Madhya Pradesh [Images] Congress were responsible for the party's defeat in the last Assembly elections.

The former chief minister said that Congress in Madhya Pradesh had been unable to counter the false propaganda launched by the BJP government in the state.

Singh said that all the party MLAs in the state owed their allegiance to Congress president Sonia Gandhi [Images] and no one else.

He said that waging a war with Pakistan was a sensitive issue as war was always the last alternative for a nation.

The Congress General Secretary said that a decision on this should be left to the Prime Minister who will make the appropriate choice at the right time.

Singh said that Congress did not believe in talking to terrorists or arriving at agreements with them, but the BJP talked to them and also enter into agreements with them.

He said that he would continue to stand by his promise not to take any post for the 10 years which began after the Congress lost the 2003 Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.

The former Chief Minister said that he had always been opposed to the communal forces and his opposition to them would continue.

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