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Rahul Gandhi to become congress president on 19th December

21 November 2017, 12:39 | Sammy Green

CWC resolution wants Rahul Gandhi as Congress president; official announcement next month

CWC meet today to clear decks for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party chief

In the run-up to the Gujarat Assembly elections next month, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Monday, November 20, to elect a new party chief, and sources said the discussion was elevate party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as the new party chief.

Such an agreement existed in the Congress earlier also, they said and cited the example of Rajiv Gandhi who served as a general secretary for four years when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister and Congress president from 1980 to 84.

If necessary - in case there are other candidates - polling will take place on December 16, and the result will be announced on December 19 after votes are counted on the same day.

The elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. "The government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections", said Congress president Sonia Gandhi. For a long time, Rahul Gandhi was said to be reluctant about assuming the reins of the party, and it was only at an interaction with students and faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States in September this year that he said he was ready for the job. As per this, Rahul Gandhi will be the new face of Indian National Congress.

CWC meet today to clear decks for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party chief
Rahul Gandhi to become Congress leader next month

In 2008, there was a break during the parliamentary session due to the state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, he said. The former Union minister, however, said his promotion would not lead to the party's old guard getting "thrown by the wayside". However, the incumbent Congress president is unwell and it's time she passed on the leadership baton.

Sonia Gandhi, now 70, has been unwell in recent years and scaled down her public appearances because of the same.

Sonia Gandhi started her speech by putting forward the party agenda for the party president election, saying all but six states has completed the poll process and that it was time to conduct the elections to the top post.

The election poll schedule released by the party's highest decision-making body Congress Working Committee today in the morning.

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