New Delhi: According to the top Congress sources, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is on the top list to be the nest Prime Minister. Though Mayawati is also in the list.
Though the Congress would like Rahul Gandhi to be the next prime minister if the BJP doesn’t get a majority in the 2019 general election, but they are supporting Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee.
Just before a day the party announced that party president Rahul Gandhi will be its prime ministerial candidate in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election. Now Congress sources told journalists on Tuesday that they will support any candidate who isn’t backed by the Sangh parivar or the Bharatiya Janata Party.
They were responding to a journalist’s question about whether the party will back Mamata Banerjee or Mayawati as prime minister next year.
It may be mentioned that the Bengal chief minister didnt speak anything about their prime ministerial ambitions.The Congress’s willingness to back Mamata, Mayawati or indeed any other candidate for prime minister so long as they are not part of a BJP arrangements.
Mamata Banerjee last week pitched herself as the opposition leader who going to take on the BJP head-on in Bengal and elsewhere when she announced a mega rally for January next year where she will invite other all India political leaders.