Ravi Shankar Prasad, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said the nation is keen for a change.

"Rahul Gandhi making a comment like this is laughable. He is going to be declared as a prime ministerial candidate by his party because of his family connection. The Congress party cannot think beyond the family,” Prasad said.

"His campaign, his political approach, his silence on a whole range of corruption issues has already been rejected by the people in so many elections," Prasad added.

"Nothing better can be expected of Rahul Gandhi. I need to gently remind him that it is only happening in BJP that a person born in a humble background can be declared a prime ministerial candidate because of his hard work, his integrity, his leadership and also his record of good governance," he said.

Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said Congress, which runs through dynastic politics and takes decisions which are in the interests of the particular family and cannot think about the nation.

"The party which does favoritism, those who run dynastic politics, what can they say about personality-oriented politics. The party takes only those decisions which suit a family,” Lekhi said.

Deriding the BJP campaign to make the Gujarat Chief Minister as the next Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said, “The government should not be run on the whims and fancies of a particular person. The future of 120 crore people can be shaped up and improved only by taking everybody along.”

(Agencies)

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