Rahul never said no to PM post: Digvijaya

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 04:25 hrs

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi has not completely ruled out the option of becoming its Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

"He has not said no anywhere. What is being reported in the press has caused some misconception," Singh told media on Tuesday.

"If the people of the country want, then why won't he (become the candidate)," he said.

Gandhi earlier this month said becoming the Prime Minister of the country was not his priority.

"The Prime Minister's post is not my priority. I believe in long-term politics," Gandhi said.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor in January had backed Gandhi's candidature as the next Prime Minister.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Tharoor had said: "We will be in very capable hands if Rahul Gandhi takes over."

Gandhi offcially took charge as the Congress Vice President on Jan 23.

More from Sify: