As per an NDTV report, “Sonia Gandhi did not deny reports that her son Rahul, currently on a sabbatical, will be elevated as Congress president in April and said that when it is decided, everyone will be told about it.”
As the Congress grapples with the crisis which has hit the organisation since the Lok Sabha election rout and the subsequent Assembly election defeats, many Congress leaders feel that now Rahul Gandhi should be made the party President.
Some senior leaders like Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh have come in support of elevating Rahul, who has mysteriously gone on a sabbatical.
A nine-term member of the Lok Sabha, Kamal Nath said what has to be done is Rahul Gandhi must be given full responsibility of the party.
There cannot be two decision- making bodies in one party. Make him the President, he said in interviews today adding that at present the situation that existed showed that neither Rahul nor Sonia Gandhi “is there”.
“Mrs. Sonia Gandhi thinks Rahul Gandhi is doing something and Rahul thinks that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is doing something. We must have a situation where Rahul is in command,” he said.
Sonia Gandhi is the longest serving President of Congress after she took over reins of party from Sitaram Kesari in 1998.
The Congress is likely to hold a session of the AICC in either Bengaluru or Shimla in April to discuss ways to revive the party after its disastrous performance in elections.
Currently, Rahul’s mother Sonia Gandhi is holding the post of party President.
Sonia Gandhi will give away the coveted post of party president which she has been holding since 1998.
It is being said that the decision has been taken after Congress vice president had asked views of various party leaders on the same.
In January 2013, Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi was promoted to vice president at the Jaipur conclave of AICC.
Source: OneIndia News