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Rahul Gandhi as Congress President? The elevation put off again

The rumour that the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is replacing his mother Sonia Gandhi as party chief has been put on hold yet again

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses the supporters during a road show in Banaskantha distcrict of Gujarat on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

The crown of the Party Chief is still far away from  

The rumour that party vice-president is replacing his mother as party chief has been put on hold yet again. 

Amidst the busy schedule of upcoming elections in Himachal and Gujarat, there is no possibility of a Working Committee meeting before the polls, a senior party leader confirms The Times of India

Earlier reports suggested that Rahul may take over the charge after Diwali or on or before November 19, the birth anniversary of his grandmother, former Indira Gandhi.

Senior leader M Veerappa Moily earlier hinted that may assume the charge soon. 

"He (Rahul) should immediately take over as president. That's good for the party, good for the country," Moily told TOI.

The repeated rumour of Rahul's elevation before the fell flat after this delay.

Currently, is in Gujarat on a three-day poll campaign that ends on Tuesday.

A senior party leader told TOI that the elevation amid the scheduled elections would create a distraction among party workers, a probable reason behind the hold of Rahul. 

is said to be in Goa on a short trip, according to a report in TOI. "He (Rahul) should immediately take over as president. That's good for the party, good for the country," Moily said.

First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 15:24 IST
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