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I prefer party work to ministership: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he did not want to take up ministership and instead preferred party work.

The 39-year-old Amethi MP, who was the face of the Congress campaign during the Lok Sabha elections, said his “imprint” was already in the Union Council of Ministers in the form of youth inducted in the government.

“I want to work for the Congress because I believe in doing one thing at a time. I do not believe in doing six jobs at one time. Then I cannot do justice to it [ministership],” Mr. Gandhi told journalists after the swearing-in of a second batch of 59 Ministers here. He was responding to a question why he was not taking up ministership.

Earlier, Congress president Sonia Gandhi suggested that she wanted Mr. Gandhi in the government.

“He [Rahul Gandhi] is the reason. He is refusing to become a Minister. He wants to work for the party,” she said, pointing to Mr. Gandhi when asked about inadequate representation to Uttar Pradesh in the Cabinet. — PTI

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