Manmohan Singh lauds Rahul Gandhi for 'hard work' in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, expresses hope for Congress win
Manmohan Singh praised Rahul Gandhi for his 'hard work' in the run-up to elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat
Kochi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday praised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his "hard work" in the run-up to elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat and expressed the hope that the party would emerge victorious.
Politics, he added, was an "unpredictable profession" and one could only try.
He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar on "Macro Economic Developments in India: Policy Perspectives" at St Teresa's College, Ernakulam.
Responding to a question on the Congress' chances of winning Himachal Pradesh and BJP-ruled Gujarat, he said, "I think our vice-president Rahul Gandhi is doing very hard work and I hope his efforts will be crowned with success. But politics is an unpredictable profession... One doesn't know... one keeps trying."
Singh added that he was not a prophet to foresee whether the people's anger against the BJP-led Central government's decision to implement GST and demonetisation would be reflected in the election.
"Well I can only hope.. I am not a prophet," the former prime minister said.
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The leader reportedly discussed the efforts to end factionalism in the state unit, that came to the fore following a rift between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu