At a function to launch a book on former President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress President Sonia Gandhi replied that Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be elevated to the top post in the not too distant a future. According to Sonia, the move will be done soon. A number of state units of Congress, as well as top leaders, have been clamouring for Rahul to be appointed new president in place of Sonia as soon as possible. However, Rahul himself has been reticent about his plans although this week he did indicate his willingness to take up the job.
However, Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party chief will depend on the Congress Working Committee meeting and it will then have to set the date for the election, but for the poll to take place, another rival to the post will have to be named.Further details awaited.
Further details awaited.