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Gandhi Declines Role of Prime Minister

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Gandhi Declines Role of Prime Minister

Gandhi Declines Role of Prime Minister

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Sonia Gandhi tells supporters she "humbly declines" to become India's next prime minister, a post she was offered after her Congress Party's surprise win in recent parliamentary elections. Had she accepted, she would have become the nation's fourth prime minister from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Sources close to Gandhi say she never wanted the post. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves.