Anybody can be PM, Rahul popular with public', says Shatrughan Sinha

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited five of Bengaluru's 28 assembly constituencies as against two constituencies visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 45-day high-decibel Karnataka election campaign that concluded with the state going to polls on Saturday.

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday criticised Narendra Modi-led government over the increased fuel prices. "Naamdar, Kaamdar, Daamdar or for that matter any average Samajhdar can become Prime Minister if he has the numbers & support".

Modi had mocked Rahul Gandhi's remarks that he is ready to become the PM if Congress emerges as the largest party in the 2019 general election, calling him immature and naamdar' (dynast).

As the Karnataka verdict seals the fate of Congress in their last major bastion, the BJP's war cry of "Congress Mukt Bharat" becomes louder. You are "naamdar", while I am "kaamdar" (ordinary worker who believes in work). "What's wrong if the President of biggest, oldest National Party sees the possibility & wishes to be next PM.if he wins the upcoming elections?", he said.

"Instead of answering, we go for "Attention Diversion Politics" - an art which we have mastered, far from development & other issues".

"By the way, the president of the oldest party has really matured in last few years and has been raising some pertinent question which we are refusing to answer or even entertain". Maryada and Garima of honourable PM must be kept intact, ' tweeted the Patna Sahib MP, tagging both Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah. "But this cannot be dismissed because the presence of these leaders can surely help sway voters who are not decided", said A. Narayana, a political analyst and professor for public policy at Azim Premji University.

As the BJP heads to form a government in Karnataka, reports say the Congress has made an "offer" to the Janata Dal (Secular) and that they have accepted it.