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Bhardwaj pitches for bigger role for Priyanka in Congress

New Delhi: Congress leader H R Bhardwaj, a known Gandhi family loyalist, today pitched for leadership role for Priyanka Gandhi and said Rahul Gandhi is not capable of attracting crowds.A former Law Minister who recently
PTI November 11, 2014 22:13 IST
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New Delhi: Congress leader H R Bhardwaj, a known Gandhi family loyalist, today pitched for leadership role for Priyanka Gandhi and said Rahul Gandhi is not capable of attracting crowds.

A former Law Minister who recently demitted office as governor, Bhardwaj said Priyanka can revive the Congress if she is allowed to assume a bigger role in the party.  “She resembles her grandmother Indira Gandhi. I have no doubt that if she roams around, she can involve the masses and revive the party,” said Bhardwaj.

Asked how Rahul fared, Bhardwaj said, “When I was in Karnataka, I saw Rahul is not capable of addressing a mass audience. He would meet 50 university and college students and leave. That's the basic difference.”

Bhardwaj, however, was quick to add: “I have known him for a long time. Rahul is a decent man, well educated. But he has to shape himself in such a way that he can take everyone along.”