India's Congress keeps allies in mind in not naming Rahul as PM candidate
Published on Jan 17, 2014 4:18 PM
NEW DELHI - At a gathering of India's ruling Congress party on Friday, party workers chanted "Rahul for prime minister" as party president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi ascended to the stage.
The chanting continued, forcing Mr Gandhi to intervene and ask for calm so that the meeting could continue.
The clamour from party workers was in response to Mrs Gandhi's overnight decision to nip a proposal to officially name her 43-year-old son as the prime ministerial candidate for the general election due within five months.
But Mrs Gandhi did not relent.
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