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Rahul's elevation in Cong poses no challenge: BJP

Only a member of Nehru-Gandhi family can be number two, says BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said the elevation of to the number two position in poses no challenges to it.

"This announcement of becoming number two of has not come as a surprise. He was already number two after Sonia Gandhi. He was not number three who has been elevated to number two. Only a member of Nehru-Gandhi family can be number two," spokesperson told PTI.

announced today that the Congress Working Committee has unanimously supported a resolution moved by A K Antony to make Vice President of the party.

"This decision will not bring any gains to Congress. He does not pose a challenge to even if he becomes President of Congress. Congress has no future," Hussain claimed.

Another party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said though this decision is entirely of Congress and is an internal matter of that party, it will not have much political impact.

"If Congress thinks the elevation of Rahul Gandhi will give a boost to the party's future prospects, then it is highly mistaken. People will judge Congress as well as Rahul Gandhi by their performance in the last nine years that the party has been in power," Prasad said.

He maintained people will look at Rahul Gandhi's track record as an MP and a campaigner of Congress before taking any decision.

First Published: Sat, January 19 2013. 21:34 IST