New Delhi: The Congress has out rightly dismissed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a credible challenge in the forth coming Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister Kapil Sibal claimed that no matter how hard the Gujarat strongman tries he can never be the Prime Minister of the country. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Kapil Sibal said that the people of the country are too wise and will not choose Modi for the country's top post.
Here is the excerpt of Kapil Sibal's interview
Karan Thapar: People say they want a strong decisive leader. Many believe that they have it in Narendra Modi. How do you convince them that Rahul Gandhi has the same quality?
Kapil Sibal: Forget about anybody else, I can bet you Narendra Modi can never be the Prime Minister of the country. People of this country are too wise to allow a man who constantly thinks of himself alone and either doesn't understand history or the democratic processes of this country, who has destroyed the calm and peace of his state of which he is the Chief Minister. 25 of his policemen are in jail today on charges of false encounters, a minister has been convicted for death and murder, and you think that man can ever be the Prime Minister?
Karan Thapar: Clarify one thing for me, when you say Modi can never be the Prime Minister, are you also saying Modi will never be the Prime Minister?
Kapil Sibal: Modi will never be the Prime Minister
Karan Thapar: So you are saying, Modi will lose the elections?
Kapil Sibal: I did not say so. I said Modi will never be the Prime Minister of this country. The people of India do not want him to be the Prime Minister.
Karan Thapar: Are you suggesting BJP could win, but another man could be the Prime Minister?
Kapil Sibal: I am not suggesting anything. You asked me a question, I have given you a straight answer, Modi will never be the Prime Minister of India.