Rahul or his pick to become 2024 PM candidate: Congress leadertext_fields
New Delhi: Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha said on Wednesday that Rahul Gandhi, or the person of the latter's pick, will be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2024 parliamentary elections. But, Janata Dal-United (JD(U)) is keen to project Nitish Kumar as the Opposition'sOpposition's face in the 2024 parliamentary election, PTI reported.
Madan Mohan Jha made the statement days after JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar ditched BJP and joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)and the Congress to form the government in Bihar.
When Jha was asked if Nitish Kumar would be acceptable to the Congress as the Opposition'sOpposition's prime ministerial candidate, he told the media, "Neither Nitish Kumar ji has said that he is the prime ministerial candidate, nor have we said that he will be our Prime Ministerial candidate."
"Our candidate is our leader Rahul Gandhi ji or whosoever he nominates for the post, our entire party will stand behind that person," he said.
However, he added that the issue was not immediate and would be discussed later as two years were left for the Lok Sabha election.