Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he was not ready to be prime minister yet and added that the issue of post-poll alliances would be decided by "senior leaders" of his party after the Lok Sabha elections.
"I would refuse (the prime minister's post)...for two reasons. One is that I am now working on the organisation of the Congress. It's important that a pro-poor youth Congress organisation is developed," Rahul Gandhi said. "I don't think I have the experience to be the prime minister of the country right now.
My father (late
prime minister Rajiv Gandhi) was different," he added.
Rajiv Gandhi was 40 when he became the country's prime minister in 1984 after the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi will be 39 in June. Addressing a press conference here, the Gandhi scion said discussions regarding an alliance with the Left parties to form India's next government will be held by his party's "senior leaders" after the parliamentary polls.