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Rahul must take over as party president: Mahila Congress chief

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

The chief of Congress' women wing has said the "time has come" for party vice-president to take over the mantle of the organisation from his mother

Sushmita Dev, president of the All Mahila (AIMC), said should lead from the front and take over as chief of the main opposition party.

"I am a strong supporter of Gandhi and the AIMC wants him to take charge as president of the party. The time has come for this to happen," Dev told PTI here yesterday.

Dev, who is also a MP, was accompanying when he addressed a gathering of students here on the second day of his campaign in Gujarat.

Bhavna Jain, Mahila vice-president, also echoed the views expressed by Dev. "He should take over as president of the party," Jain said.

Dev, the MP from Silchar in Assam, said the will work out a strategy for getting the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill passed in the

"Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has already written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the bill passed in the Lok Sabha, where the BJP enjoys a majority," she said.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 13:42 IST