Rahul not qualified to be PM: Swamy

Agencies Posted online: Thu Oct 20 2011, 13:50 hrs

Bangalore : Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy said that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is not qualified to become Prime Minister, as he still has Italian citizenship.
Addressing an anti corruption seminar here, Swamy said: “There are a few more things about him, which are about to come out. I cannot divulge them as of now because my investigations are not yet over.

“They prove my statements in the same way when I had earlier said that Sonia Gandhi cannot be the Prime Minister and she could not become so. Later she gave the statement that she gave away that post. But he (Rahul) cannot become one himself as well. It will be better for all of them if they go back to Italy,” he added.

Recently there has been debate regarding the issue that Rahul Gandhi may be the Congress party’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections in opposition to BJP leader Narendra Modi who is touted to be the Opposition’s choice for the post.

Swamy also said that the recent attacks on social activists like Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal were being done by people who were desperate to get some media attention.

“Kejriwal’s attacker has been a member of the Congress in Jhansi for many years. Such people receive prominence as their names come in the papers. People keep doing these kinds of things. My opinion is that these people should get strict punishments and then such incidents will not happen in the future,” he said.

Swamy further said that he did not see the Jan Lokpal Bill getting passed under the rule of the Congress Party.

“I think with the Congress will not believe anything till it happens. And Congress stands to lose a lot if the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed,” he said.



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