New Delhi, Oct 12: Jyotiraditya Scindia, one of the young ministers at the centre, feels that the future of the youth is safe in the hands of Rahul Gandhi but does not want to enter into the debate whether he should take over as Prime Minister any soon.
Maintaining that the issue of Gandhi becoming PM is not something on which he can voice his opinion but only the party and he have to decide, the Minister, however, sees “tremendous qualities” of leadership.
“It is not some thing we can voice our opinion. It is something which both the party and individual have to decide,” 40-year-old Scindia told PTI.
He was reacting to questions on the debate over Rahul Gandhi becoming Prime Minister and more so in the context of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's statement last week that Gandhi is Congress' future leader.
“In him (Gandhi) we see tremendous qualities of leadership and leadership not only at the visionary level but also at the one to one level. The ability in a short span of time to analyse the problem and visualise the solution. All I can say that future of youth of the country is safer in his hands,” Scindia said.
He said that Gandhi was in many ways their leader, specifically for the paradigm that he has set and his ability to reach out to people.
“His ability to stand through thick and thin with the economically weaker section, with the downtrodden, to take up the cause and fight for its logical conclusion. I think these all things that inspire a comparatively younger person like me as well,” Scindia added. PTI