New Delhi :
Asserting that Congress-led UPA will repeat it 2004 success by winning all 40 Lok Sabha seats (in Tamil Nadu and Pudduchery), DMK chief MK Stalin on Wednesday said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi will become Prime Minister within a few weeks after the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Sharing the stage with Gandhi at a grand rally in Chennai, Stalin declared that the forthcoming General Election was a war to dislodge Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Within a few weeks, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister. In your (Gandhi's) hands the country will be safe we believe," the DMK chief said. However, his proposal got a lukewarm response from the opposition leaders who were not keen on naming prime ministerial candidate before the polls itself.
The DMK leader said he had made the pitch for Gandhi as PM following in the footsteps of his father late M Karunanidhi who had fully supported the Congress chief's grandmother Indira Gandhi's return as Prime Minister in the 1980.
"Power is going to come to you soon, it will be for the poor, it should be for the common man and we are fully confident, we are supporting you because you are Rahul Gandhi and not Narendra Modi," Stalin said.
Claiming that the country had not flourished in the NDA rule, he sarcastically said it was not so about the Prime Minister who wore fancy designer wear every day.
Youngsters believed that Modi's rule would bring employment, but nothing had been done. On the blackmoney front too, nothing has been done, he alleged.
While the government promised corruption free government, the Rafale deal exposed it, he claimed.
With PTI Inputs