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Last Updated : Aug 11, 2012 04:11 PM IST | Source: IBNLive.com

Will welcome Rahul Gandhi's entry into the Cabinet: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's entry into the Cabinet will be a welcome development. Singh made the remark at the Rashtrapati Bhawan where he had gone to attend the swearing in ceremony of Hamid Ansari as Vice President.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's entry into the Cabinet will be a welcome development. Singh made the remark at the Rashtrapati Bhawan where he had gone to attend the swearing in ceremony of Hamid Ansari as Vice President.


Congress lawmakers and leaders have long been demanding a Cabinet post for the Gandhi scion, although Rahul himself has shied away from all the hype surrounding it.


In June, amidst expectations of a Cabinet reshuffle post Pranab Mukherjee's resignation as Finance Minister to contest the Presidential poll, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had strongly pitched for Rahul's entry into the government, saying it was "necessary" to help in solving the problems faced by the country.


Krishna noted that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had already asked Rahul to join the government and that his "invitation" still stood.


"We have always wanted Rahul Gandhi's involvement in the government. The Prime Minister's invitation is there to join the government but he himself seems to be not inclined at the moment," the Minister had said at an interaction with journalists.


He was asked whether he thought Rahul, 42, should be made a minister.

"I am one of those who feel that it is necessary for Rahul Gandhi to come into the government and help the government in solving the problems that we face as a country," Krishna had said.

First Published on Aug 11, 2012 01:57 pm
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