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Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president delayed?

The elevation of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as party chief may be delayed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) session has now reportedly been postponed to July.



New Delhi: The elevation of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as party chief may be delayed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) session has now reportedly been postponed to July.

The AICC session was earlier scheduled to be held in April.

Though no official confirmation has come from the Congress party, speculations are rife that the decision to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the party chief would be announced at the upcoming AICC session.

Meanwhile, the party continues to remain tight-lipped about the speculations.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was quoted by ANI earlier, “When he (Rahul) will be made the president of the party, you (media) will be informed.”

Rahul Gandhi is currently on 'leave of absence' from party work and is reportedly expected to return later this week.

The media has been reporting about the Congress scion's elevation for quite sometime as party chief Sonia Gandhi's tenure will end in September this year.

She had taken over the reigns of the party from Sitaram Kesri and has been the party president since 1998.

Rahul Gandhi was elevated to the post of party vice president from general secretary in January 2013.

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