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It is speculated that he is running unopposed for the post of party President, but the speculations can only be confirmed on Tuesday when the names of contenders are published after scrutiny of nominations.
Rahul is set to fill in his mother Sonia Gandhi's shoes, who has been holding the post for nearly two decades.
The elevation comes with a fair share of drama as the Opposition has voiced their lack of confidence in Rahul's ability to hold them together, the way his mother did.
The party itself witnessed a much publicized discord recently, when Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla alleged that the party's presidential elections were rigged.
Nevertheless, various state units of the party have already expressed their support for Rahul's elevation.
The process of nomination started on Friday, and today is the last date for filing nominations.
Rahul, who became Congress Vice-President in January 2013, will succeed his mother, who is the longest-serving chief of the party, having been at the helm from 1998.
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