6 June 2017
Yes, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is all set to become party chief at the culmination of party’s organizational polls in October as per the party sources. It is being said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi will step down for Rahul’s elevation.
Sonia Gandhi became Congress President in 1998 and is the longest serving party president. Many leaders in the party are of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should be made President as quickly as possible to help Rahul to get full control on the Party. Will general elections coming in less than 2 years, Congress Party is working hard to strengthen the party.
Even though Congress Party had a poor electoral run with Rahul leading many campaigns, Congress Party felt that Rahul Gandhi would soon take over the charge and would lead the Congress Party successfully. With assembly elections coming in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat , it would be a huge challenge for Rahul Gandhi to defeat the ruling BJP party in these states.