Rahul Gandhi has the quality to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next Lok Sabha elections, but a common face will be decided by all the opposition parties together, senior Congress leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday. In an interview, Mr Gehlot said the issues that the former Congress chief is highlighting through the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ are related to the public and his message is reaching every home in the country.

Mr Gehlot, senior Congress observer for the Gujarat Assembly elections, said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is misleading the people, asserting that Congress will perform well in the western state. He also expressed hope that the Congress is going to form the government with full majority in Himachal Pradesh.”There is an anti-government wave in both the states. Congress is moving ahead at a fast pace. Himachal Pradesh is going to vote on November 12, and I am sure Congress will form the government with full majority,” Mr Gehlot said.

On the question related to Rahul Gandhi not campaigning in these assembly elections, Mr Gehlot said, “Rahul Gandhi is not able to go to many states because there is a route for his journey. Attempts are being made to make it an issue without any reason.”At the same time, he said, “There is a lot of demand for Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Gujarat. He may or may not go, but the issues he is talking about are the issues of the people.”