Rahul Gandhi's entry into Cabinet will be a welcome development: PM
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi's entry into the Union Cabinet would be a welcome development.
"I have always said I would welcome Rahul's entry into government," Singh told reporters in Delhi.
The Prime Minister's remarks came at a time when indications are emerging that Gandhi could play a role bigger than what he was doing so far as the in-charge general secretary of National Students Union of India and the Youth Congress affairs sooner than later.
A section in the Congress party feels that Rahul Gandhi could discharge a larger responsibility in the party if he becomes general secretary in-charge of the organisation and at the same time also become a Cabinet minister to start with in government before he is projected as the party's Prime Ministerial candidate in the next general elections.
Last month, Rahul Gandhi himself had said he would play a more proactive role in the Congress and the government, the timing of which would be decided by his two bosses - Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister.
Asked about possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle next month, the Prime Minister said, "You will come to know when it happens."
PM made the remark at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where he had gone to attend the swearing in ceremony of Hamid Ansari as Vice-President.
Congress lawmakers and leaders have long been demanding a Cabinet post for Rahul Gandhi, but he has shied away from all the hype surrounding it. (ANI)
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