Congress dismisses speculation about Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president
The Congress party on Wednesday refuted speculations about Rahul Gandhi taking over as party president anytime soon and dismissed any such possibilities.
New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday refuted speculations about Rahul Gandhi taking over as party president anytime soon and dismissed any such possibilities.
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"Speculation is the privilege of the media," party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters today.
Dev, who was replying to a volley of questions on the speculation over Rahul's imminent elevation, said, "We are a national party. There are certain procedures. When it comes to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, we all wholeheartedly accept their leadership."
"We all want Rahul Gandhi to take over, as and when it will happen, we will make a proper statement," Dev added further.
Senior Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit also denied any such development taking place and told News18, "I don't know anything about Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party chief."
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who is on a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli, also remained tightlipped on the issue when she was asked to comment on media reports about Congressmen wanting Rahul to take over as President. According to PTI report, Gandhi got into her car without replying to the media.
Reports further stated that a meeting of the Congress Working Committee is likely to be organised this month to discuss threadbare the situation caused by the party's debacle in recently held assembly elections in four states.
Rahul was made party vice president in January 2013 at the Jaipur chintan shivir. Sonia Gandhi has been at the helm of the party since March 1998 and has created a record of sorts.