Tharoor backs Rahul as PM candidate
: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor has backed Rahul Gandhi's candidature as the next Prime Minister.
Speaking to CNN IBN on Saturday, Tharoor said: "We will be in very capable hands if Rahul Gandhi takes over."
Reacting to the statement, party spokesperson Digvijaya Singh said: "The Congress never announces its PM candidate. So let's not get into this. Let Rahul chalk his own course. Don't pressurise him," he said.
"We will speak of Rahul Gandhi's role when we're ready. When party and Rahul are ready, we will let you know," said Union communications and information technology minister Kapil Sibal.