Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the party would get a majority in the Lok Sabha elections but maintained that the bigger battle was the one of conflicting ideologies. “We believe in empowering as many people as possible ... by giving people their right[s], they [the BJP] believe in concentration of power” and vesting power in one person.

Mr. Gandhi made these observations in his second television interview, this time to Headlines Today/Aaj Tak, on a day he filed his nomination for the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. “What we see nowadays — a prime ministerial candidate — is not really constitutional.”

Making it clear that he would not back down from the responsibility of leading the country if elected legislators of the party asked him to take charge, Mr. Gandhi pointed out that it is written in the Constitution that the Prime Minister will be chosen by MPs.

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