Rahul Gandhi to wear crown of Congress president soon

Photo of senior Congress leader Ambika Soni.

Shimla (Himanchal Pradesh): Senior Congress party leader Ambika Soni today said that Rahul Gandhi will soon become party President.

Ambika said while talking to media persons, “We know that Rahul Gandhi is going to become the Congress President soon but I cannot provide you any further details.”

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Soni was here along with former union minister Anand Sharma to attend the general house of the Himachal Pradesh Congress that concluded on Monday.

She said the next assembly election in Himachal Pradesh, due in December next year, would be fought under the leadership of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

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She told reporters, “Virbhadra Singh will be the Chief Minister for the seventh time.”

Regarding Priyanka Gandhi’s role in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh election, she said: “Priyanka has been playing an active role in the party for the past 14 years.”

“Earlier, she confined herself to a few constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. But in the last Lok Sabha elections she worked strenuously as the backroom in-charge in all the 545 constituencies.

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“To what level she wants to make herself active (this time), it’s up to her to take a call,” the Congress General Secretary said.