India's Rahul Gandhi hints at PM role if party wins election

January 14, 2014 10:08 AM

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India's Rahul Gandhi hints at PM role if party wins election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, the scion of a dynasty that has led India for most of its history, suggested in an interview published on Tuesday he was ready to be prime minister if his party won forthcoming elections, his first indication that he wants the job.

Gandhi's Congress party heads the coalition that has governed India for a decade. Buffeted by corruption scandals, low economic growth and high inflation, the party is facing strong opposition challenges in the election due by May.

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