Rahul Gandhi to be the next Congress President confirms Sonia Gandhi

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Virtually gasping for survival in the country's politically most vibrant state, UP Congress Committee (UPCC) sees a hope of reviving the outfit by elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party's national president.

Rahul Gandhi's elevation to the post of Congress high-command has been a matter of when rather than if.

Rahul Gandhi will be made Congress president soon, said Sonia Gandhi today on the sidelines of a function to release former president Pranab Mukherjee's autobiography.

He led the Congress party's election campaign in 2014, the year which saw the party's worst ever performance in elections when they managed to win only 44 seats compared to 206 seats won previously in the 2009 general elections.

The Congress leader also took pot shots at PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah saying, "The two beneficiaries of the business dealings of Amit Shah's son Jay are Narendra Modi and Shah".

Sonia became party chief in 1998 and is the longest-serving party president. The Election Commission has set a December deadline for the Congress to conclude the exercise.

Rahul Gandhi who now serves as the Vice President of Congress party is an MP from his local constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

This is the first time when Congress leaders from UP have passed any such resolution for promoting the charge to the Congress vice-president.

"There is no opposition to Rahul's elevation as Congress president and hence it was passed unanimously soon after Babbar moved the resolution during the meeting", said UPCC spokesman Amarnath Agarwal. The All India Congress Committee, however, plans to complete the process by the end of this month.

"Rahul Gandhi's able leadership will help us fight divisive forces", Hridayesh said.

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