Om Puri and Rahul Gandhy

Are Indians Fools, Asks Om Puri on Voting for Rahul Gandhy

Bollywood actor Om Puri has expressed apprehensions about Congress vice president Rahul Gandhy's leadership. The actor said if Rahul became the Congress president, then Indians would be left with no choice but to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next election as well.

"We don't have any choice left other than sitting in Modiji's lap. Sonia Gandhy thinks of making her son the prime minister. Look at his (Rahul) age, his experience, see what he says. Are we fools?" Puri said.

Rahul is all set to be crowned as Congress president. Sources said Rahul's ascension as Congress president would be accompanied by an overhaul of party structures to populate them with younger people.

Older party functionaries will be asked to step down and make way for a new order.

While some Congress leaders have time and again spoken in favour of a rejig, there are many who want current party chief Sonia to continue. According to sources, senior leaders of Rajiv Gandhy's era are likely to be phased out which has sparked tensions between the two camps.

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