A day after the BSP supremo Mayawati snubbed Congress for state alliance for by poll, the Congress President Rahul Gandhi said he is willing to be the Prime Minister if allies want him to take the top job.
It was earlier as well that he was asked about his remarks in the run up to the Karnataka Assembly elections.
He now said that it would be a two stage process — first defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and then deciding on the Prime Ministerial candidate after the elections.
When pressed on the issue, Mr Gandhi said: “If they (allies) want me, I will surely want to be the Prime Minister.”
Rahul Gandhi was speaking at an interactive session at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.
Asked about the similarities and differences between him and his mother Sonia Gandhi, the party chief said that she taught him patience.
He also said that leadership is evolution and a dynamic process.>