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Cong should drop Rahul as PM candidate, says Guj BJP chief

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

With the BJP set to emerge as the single largest party in Karnataka, BJP today advised the to replace Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial face.

Describing today's Assembly poll results in the southern state as an endorsement of Narendra Modi's development agenda, Vaghani said the should introspect as to why it didn't get the mandate for a second term.

"The results show that people have rejected the for its negative and divisive I urge as well as other state units of the Congress to cut off their ties with Otherwise the party will lose the remaining respect too," Vaghani said, speaking to reporters in Gandhinagar.

"declared himself as the PM candidate for 2019. I urge the Congress to replace him with someone who can match Modi's charisma....this PM candidate will fail completely against Modi," Vaghani said, holding a press conference with at the BJP headquarters here.

The exuded confidence that the saffron party will retain power in the elections.

"People of have rejected the Congress...This result is the reflection of (what would happen in) 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP will surely win that election under Modi's leadership," said Rupani.

"Though the Congress tried to win the polls through divisive tactics, I am grateful to the people of for rejecting it," Rupani added.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 18:30 IST