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Power is poison but I'm ready to take every responsibility, says Rahul on his PM candidature

New Delhi: In a clear indication of his willingness to become the prime ministerial candidate of Congress in upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi now says that he will do whatever the
India TV News Desk January 14, 2014 15:15 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: In a clear indication of his willingness to become the prime ministerial candidate of Congress in upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi now says that he will do whatever the party asks him to do.

"I am a sepoy of Congress.I will obey whatever order is given to me. I will do whatever Congress wants me to do... Decisions are taken in our party by senior leaders," he said in an interview to a Hindi newspaper.

Rahul is expected to be named as PM candidate in theĀ  AICC meeting to be held on Friday.

"Earlier also some decisions were taken...Power is poison ....Does not mean that I am not keen to take responsibility. There is no word of reluctance in my life...Congress has never been specific. Whatever task the Congress wanted me to accomplish, I have done that," Gandhi said when asked whether he was ready to take up the post of Prime Minister and about perceptions of him being reluctant.

Gandhi's remarks at the party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur in January last year that his mother Sonia Gandhi had told him that power is poison had led to speculation as well Opposition attack that the Congress Vice President was not willing to take up responsibility.