Exuding confidence in Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that “like-minded parties” in the Opposition which have the best interest of the nation at heart will support Gandhi as the leader of a united alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Singh also said the Congress party, under the leadership of Rahul, will return to power in 2019 as the people are “completely disillusioned” with the BJP and want a “positive change”.
Singh, who is in Israel on a five-day visit, said India needed a young and dynamic leader to bring it out of the current mess and put it back on the global map. He held the ruling BJP government in the Centre responsible for the rising prices of fuel, declining rupee, polarisation, the widespread unemployment, the way many of the ministers at the Centre are functioning.
"Rahul has all the qualities needed to be a great prime minister and he is the perfect man to lead the country, as I have always maintained,” Singh told PTI in an interview when asked if he really feels Rahul is the right man for the job of running the country.
Singh is heading a high-level delegation to Israel to strengthen Punjab’s cooperation with it in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, dairy farming and waste water management, besides trying to attract investments in the state.
(With PTI inputs)