Rahul's Elevation as Congress President Happening Now: Sonia Gandhi

Aaron Brown
October 14, 2017

Asked if there will be contenders against Rahul Gandhi for the party president's post, Moily said, "It's not an answer I should give you".

Rahul Gandhi who now serves as the Vice President of Congress party is an MP from his local constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Sonia attended the release of former President Pranab Mukherjee's book The Coalition Years along with son Rahul on Friday. The man in the spotlight, Rahul Gandhi was also present at the event but he refused to comment on the development. Gujarat gave the country Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel who united India.

The firebrand UP Chief Minister also praised Gujarat and its development story under Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister.

Rahul Gandhi posted a series of tweets wherein he targeted the Prime Minister over the latter's home state Gujarat.

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Sources in the Congress told this newspaper that the party is of the opinion that Mr Gandhi's campaign in Gujarat has boosted his image with his pointed attacks on Mr Modi. He was appointed the party's vice-president in 2013. This Thursday, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee had unanimously passed a resolution that Rahul Gandhi be made the party's national president.

He also praised reconstruction of Bhuj and Kutch after the quake during the tenure of then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "But, the then leadership of Congress didn't pay heed to Gandhi's advice". The decision has been taken keeping in view the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

He said that there is pan India perception that wherever Rahul Gandhi goes for campaigning then Congress' defeat is guaranteed. "I am here to witness and take this experience back to people of Uttar Pradesh to enable them to participate in the growth process". The 14th legislative assembly election in Gujarat is to be held by the end of 2017 as the term of 13th assembly ends on January 22, 2018.

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