Former Aide Of L K Advani, Sudheendra Kulkarni Bats For Rahul Gandhi As Prime Minister

| June 19 , 2018 , 09:58 IST

Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former aide of BJP veteran leader L K Advani on Monday batted for Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the next Prime Minister of India, saying that the nation needs a leader who can solve 'big problems' such as the Kashmir issue.

Speaking during a panel discussion in Mumbai at an event organised by All India Professionals' Congress, Kulkarni praised Rahul Gandhi as a "leader with good heart" and described him as being "what is required" for solving the problem with Pakistan.

"We must state what is required for solving the problem with Pakistan. And which is why I made a suggestion that I would like to see Rahul Gandhi as future prime minister," Kulkarni said, describing himself as a well-wisher of the Congress.

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"(Rahul Gandhi) is young and he is idealist. He is a man with compassion. No political leader in recent times had spoken the language of love, affection and compassion," he said.

Kulkarni further advised that ahead of the 2019 general elections Rahul Gandhi should visit neighbouring nations of Pakistan, China and Bangladesh and emerge with ideas to solve the big problems.

"Like Rajiv Gandhi did when he was in the opposition... He went to Afghanistan. Similarly, Rahul ji should go to Pakistan, China, Bangladesh and emerge as a leader with new ideas on how to solve big problems that Modi ji has failed to solve," Kulkarni said.

At the event, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid was also present and his book 'Spectrum Politics' was launched.