Bhopal: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj today said Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh was a better prime ministerial candidate than party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Swaraj was reacting to Digvijay’s remark made earlier in the day that she would be a better PM candidate than Narendra Modi.
“Even I think that Digvijay Singhji is a better candidate than Rahul Gandhi,” she said in a message.
Singh had said Swaraj is acceptable to people like Atal Bihari Vajpayee while Modi has sidelined all other leaders in BJP.
BJP had earlier ridiculed Digvijay’s remark saying it did not need advice from a man who could not “dare” to fight Lok Sabha election and has been involved in his party’s three consecutive defeats in Madhya Pradesh.
“Our party has taken a decision after due deliberations. We don’t need his advice. But let me ask him who is his party’s PM candidate? The courtiers in Congress backed Rahul Gandhi for it but he did not accept the challenge,” BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said.