Rahul Gandhi is Congress' new leader: Pranab

Rahul Gandhi is Congress' new leader: Pranab

Rahul Gandhi is Congress' new leader: Pranab

"So far as Congress is concerned, Congress is always having a new leadership.  Rahul Gandhi is going to be a new leader," he told reporters here.

Mukherjee gave this reply when asked whether Congress would follow BJP to focus on new faces as future leaders.

"What BJP is doing is their internal matter," he said adding he would not not like to comment on the internal problems of that party involving L K Advani or anyone else Mukherjee also questioned the BJP's performance in recent assembly election in various states.

Mukherjee's statement is considered significant given the fact that the Congress leaders have hailed Rahul Gandhi as party's future leader and potential prime minister.

"What is their performance? In the last elections they had fought in more than 725 seats. How many have they won? Let us see their performance in the coming elections," Mukherjee said about BJP.

Regarding the Maoist problem in West Bengal, he expressed confidence in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's efficiency.

"She is efficient enough to deal with such problems and the central government will provide the state with all required assistance," the union minister said.

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