New Delhi: For quite some time now, there have been reports that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi might be soon elevated to the post of the party president and now the reports are on full swing. There has not been any official confirmation on the same; however sources close to development said that the Gandhi scion would be made the party president soon after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet.
Mocking news of Rahul’s elevation, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that it would help BJP achieve its mission of ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’.
Apart from this, there are reports that the party would also go for some structural changes due to the recent defeat in the Assembly Polls of West Bengal, Tail Nadu and Kerala. This news of Rahul’s elevation comes ahead of the 2017 Assembly Polls in Uttar Pradesh.
As of now, the party is only in power in six states. Ever since Congress’ poll debacle in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, re-shuffle in the party has been a major concern. Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the party post has been routed by Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor and Digvijay Singh among others.
Sonia Gandhi, who has been serving as the party president since March 1998, is the longest serving Congress chief.