Rahul Gandhi to lead party campaign, not formal PM candidate

Tags: News
Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress party's campaign for national elections due by May, but he will not be formally announced as the party's candidate for prime minister, a senior party leader said on Thursday.

"The 2014 election campaign will be led by Mr Rahul Gandhi," Janardan Dwivedi told reporters after a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, but added that it was not in the party's tradition to name candidates for prime minister.

Congress, in power for the last decade, is struggling in opinion polls with a string of corruption scandals and a reputation for poor governance engulfing its administration.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Signalling good times, current account deficit is likely to grow from here on

    The current account deficit (CAD) numbers for April-June quarter declined sharply to 1.7 per cent of GDP.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

Chander Mohan Sethi

CMD, Reckitt Benckiser India

COLUMNIST

Arun Nigavekar

Disruptive innovation in education

The past two weeks had a fair share of interesting ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

Regain the spirit of focused power

For aeons, the human race has been experimenting with a ...

Gautam Gupta

Manufacturing must keep workers’ welfare in mind

It may be early days yet, but the labour reforms ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture