Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 28 : Congress leader from Karnataka and former union minister M.V. Rajasekharan praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for winning the assembly elections with the support of young leaders.
"I congratulated and complimented him for getting 2/3rd majority and particularly for winning and securing the support from the younger generation who matters.
I have conveyed my frank views," Rajasekharan told ANI. He said that it is not good to politicise every issue and look from the point of politics, adding that if a party does something good then they should be appreciated for it.
"If one political party at some point of time is running the government and doing well then we must pay complement to them.
At the same time, if they are not doing something good and it should be criticised, tear them into pieces.
This is an essential feature of the parliamentary system of the government," he added. While discussing the drawbacks of his party, Rajasekharan said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi needs experience if he wants to come to power.
"Rahul Gandhi needs good background of every state. One has to give importance to the leaders at the district levels as one cannot sit at Delhi and do things.
Congress needs leader who are very close to the grass root level. I am very sure that very shortly he is going to take proper decisions," he said. He however declined any speculation of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unlike other senior Congress leaders and said, "I was born as Congressmen and will die as Congressmen.
I am pleading that the Congress secular ideology should be protected at any cost." Earlier on Monday, Rajasekharan wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi lauding him for the overwhelming victory in the recently concluded assembly elections.