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BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha Defends Rahul Gandhi Candidature For PM If Opposition Wins 2019

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| May 13 , 2018 , 09:32 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's answer of "yes, why not" when asked whether he would be Prime Minister if Opposition wins in 2019, sparked a debate over his suitability for the role. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed his candidature and accused him of being 'arrogant' BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday defended Rahul Gandhi, saying that he was popular with the public.

In a series of tweets, actor-politician Sinha defended that 47-year-old Rahul Gandhi, the "president of the oldest party" has "really matured" in the last few years.

"Sir, you received our full support along with full media support and now you are raising slogans so that it isn't taken over? What's wrong if the President of biggest, oldest National Party sees the possibility and wishes to be  next PM..if he wins the upcoming elections?" Sinha tweeted.

"Sir. He is popular with the general public and very much liked by them. Anybody can dream and dreams would only come true if you dream. As said earlier, to become the PM one needs no qualification or special wisdom," he added.

"Anybody can become PM in our democracy. Naamdar, Kaamdar, Daamdar or for that matter any average Samajhdar, if he has the numbers and support. Why are we making such a hue and cry about it? After all isn’t it their internal matter and any PMship has to be through verdict of majority," Sinha said.

"By the way, the president of the oldest party has really matured in last few years and has been raising some pertinent question which we are refusing to answer or even entertain. The Neerav/the Lalit/ the Mallyas/the Bank/the Raffael deal and so on," the BJP MP said.