Making his ambition for the Prime Minister post known, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he is ready to occupy the prime minister's post if Congress emerges as the "biggest" party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Responding to a question if he would be the next prime minister by media in his interaction in Bengaluru, Rahul Gandhi said, "Well, it depends....it depends on how well the Congress does in the election....I mean, if it emerges as the biggest party, yes."
However, this is not the first time Rahul has revealed his ambition for the topmost executive post. In an interaction at the Berkley University in the US in September last year, Gandhi had said he was "absolutely ready" to be the prime ministerial candidate of the Congress in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Amid the cut and thrust of the Karnataka Assembly polls, Gandhi said he is "pretty confident" that Narendra Modi would not be the next prime minister, and if the Congress acts as a "platform" (with other parties in a coalition), the BJP does not stand a chance of winning the elections.
Rahul said the opposition unity would not allow the BJP to remain in power. Gandhi asserted the Congress would win the Assembly polls in Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.