Sivaganga was also an option for Rahul Gandhi: Chidambaram

Stating that the Congress manifesto had become the principal talking point across the country, former Union minister P. Chidambaram, on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been rattled by the development.


Speaking to The Hindu, the Congress leader said there was a delay in the party high command fielding his son Karti Chidambaram in Sivaganga as it was one of the seats that was under consideration for Congress president Rahul Gandhi to contest — other than Wayanad and a seat in Karnataka.

Mr. Chidambaram expressed apprehension that if the BJP secured a majority, it would attempt to amend the Constitution. “Mr. Modi believes in a presidential system. He is running his government as if he was a President… I think Mr. Modi will attempt to change the system…,” he said.


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