"I have no doubt that if we prepare well for the 2014 polls, and tell people what we have provided, we will win, Rahul will win," he said while addressing the AICC meet at Talkatora Stadium here.

There has been a strong demand from within the party that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi be named the prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha elections due in April.

Rahul won’t be PM candidate, CWC decision final: Sonia

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has, however, made it clear that Rahul Gandhi will lead the party’s campaign for Lok Sabha elections and won't be named the prime ministerial candidate.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister emphasized that the party needs to thoroughly introspect its failures in the recently concluded Assembly polls.

“We need to not lose heart but reflect on what went wrong and why we didn't do well in the 2013 Assembly polls,” he said.

Rahul not to be anointed PM candidate

“I appeal to people to examine the Opposition claims and compare their work (when they were in power) to that done by our government. Then they will realize whose work is better,” he said referring to the BJP-led NDA government's tenure.

Singh also appealed to people not to get swayed by the ‘tall claims’ of some opposition parties, which he said were not easy to fulfill.

"We have to explain to the people that the big claims that some opposition leaders are making are actually not possible to achieve. People should think about the behaviour and approach of the opposition. Their approach is to divide society," he said.

The Prime Minister further said growth declined due to global economic meltdown.

“And we aren’t the only country that witnessed decline, other developing countries did too,” he added.


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