Bengaluru: AICC President Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP is unlikely to form the next government at the Centre and indicated that in the event of Congress coming back to power he could be the next Prime Minister.

Speaking at ‘Samruddha Bharat’ an independent platform to promote liberal, secular and republican values, he said if opposition led by Congress join hands in the next Lok Sabha election in 2019 BJP will be wiped out. ‘’Besides, it is next to impossible that Narendra Modi can become Prime Minister again. It is already showing on his face,’’ he said.

Gandhi said Congress would obviously lead the united opposition as it was the only force that can take on BJP and RSS. ‘’Congress will face 2019 elections to dethrone the BJP and it is not a tactical fight but an ideological fight. Will win all States that BJP had swept during the previous Assembly elections,’’ he claimed.

Hitting out at RSS, he said it was using BJP to capture every single institution in the country and this was the reason why the name of Planning Commission was changed to Niti Ayog. ‘’Now challenge before we is, first we win the 2019 elections, and then cleanse these institutions by taking out these ‘elements’. BJP and RSS view elections to capture the states and the nation while Congress fight the elections to run the country and the State.