Rahul Gandhi to be elevated as Cong chief soon, hints Sonia

SansadTV Bureau

Rahul-Gandhi-n-Sonia-GandhiThe much talked-about Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as the president of Congress party may happen soon. His mother and current Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the first time talked of the change of guard.

“Soon it will be done,” she told the press pack said on Friday at a book release event of former President Pranab Mukherjee. Rahul Gandhi too was present at the event.

The Congress organisational polls are underway and many state units have already passed resolutions urging Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party reins. Sources in the party say that Rahul could take over as the party chief from her mother after Diwali.

Rahul Gandhi faces a formidable challenge to preside over the principal opposition party currently at its lowest.

Post the drubbing of 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Congress has lost string of assembly elections, including their strongholds, to the BJP.