PM- So­nia a model for fu­ture: Cong

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NEW DELHI: The Congress said on Tues­day that the power-shar­ing ar­range­ment be­tween party pres­i­dent So­nia Gandhi and Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han Singh was a model that could con­tinue, the strong­est sign yet that Rahul Gandhi’s can­di­da­ture for the premier­ship is not a fore­gone con­clu­sion.

“The re­la­tion­ship that ex­ists be­tween the Congress pres­i­dent and the Prime Min­is­ter to­day is unique and some­thing which has never been seen be­fore and per­haps this should be the ideal model for fu­ture also,” Congress gen­eral sec­re­tary Ja­nar­dan Dwivedi told re­porters.

The 42-year- old Rahul was pitch­forked into the lime­light in Jan­uary when he was named party vice-pres­i­dent and deputy to his mother So­nia, and ju­bi­lant Con­gress­men were quick to anoint him as a PM-in-wait­ing.

But the Gandhi scion of­ten ap­pears to be a re­luc­tant politi­cian de­spite coming from a fam- ily that has given the na­tion three prime min­is­ters, and cre­ated a flut­ter when he was heard telling some of his par­ty­men in par­lia­ment that be­com­ing PM was not a pri­or­ity.

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