Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday threw an open challenge to the Congress and asked the party to have someone outside of the Gandhi family as its president for five years.
Leading BJP's campaign in Chhattisgarh ahead of the second phase of elections here - scheduled for November 20, PM Modi said that Congress cannot see anyone outside of the Gandhi family in a position of power. "I want to challenge them, let some good leader of Congress but outside of the (Gandhi) family become the party president for five years," he said at a rally here. "Then I will say that Nehru ji really created a truly democratic party."
Lashing out at remarks made previously by Congress leaders against him, PM Modi also said that the party has been unable to come to accept its long list of electoral defeats and that he is the PM. "These people still have not come to terms that I am the PM, it has been nearly four and a half years. They are still crying, how can a 'Chaiwala' become PM?"