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Amarinder signs papers proposing Rahul's name as Cong chief

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh signed nomination papers proposing Rahul Gandhi's name for the post of president and said the elevation would help revive the party ahead of the 2019 polls."

Congratulating Gandhi on his proposed elevation, Singh said he was extremely happy to be doing the honours of nominating the vice president for the post and was sure he would do well as the new leader of the party.

The chief minister said he had known Gandhi since the latter was a little boy and could see even then that the youngster would one day rise to the top.

The move to elevate him to the top post is a good sign for the party, a release quoting Singh said here.

He said that Gandhi's performance during the last few days in showed his strong capability. He had been drawing huge crowds in Gujarat, and showed remarkable political maturity on several other occasions in the recent past, said the chief minister.

Describing Gandhi as a "mature and competent" politician, the Singh said his elevation would help revive the party ahead of the 2019 polls.

His visionary leadership qualities would help infuse young blood into the party, said Singh, who is a permanent invitee to the Working Committee (CWC).

A fortnight back, Singh had said "It is time to pass on the baton of the party affairs into the able hands of Rahul Gandhi".

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 16:50 IST