New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday said under Rahul Gandhi, the party is set for a better future.
In an editorial in its mouthpiece "Congress Sandesh", the party referred to increasing role of 42-year-old Gandhi in Congress affairs and said, "Young leaders have always marked their presence in the party.
"In the same tradition, our young leader Rahul Gandhi has now stepped in to take charge of the 2014 general elections. For him, this is the right step in party building effort that has engaged his attention over the last few years," it said.
The editorial said, "Under his stewardship, the Congress party is all set for building a better future for the party..."
On October 30, Congress had declared that Rahul Gandhi is "number 2" in the party.
"... Rahul Gandhi is number-2 in the party. His place is after the Congress President (Sonia Gandhi). It is not a hidden fact. There is no ambiguity about it.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that he (Rahul) is the future leader. There is no shying away from it," party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi had told reporters.
In a move on November 15 signalling his larger role in the party, Gandhi was made the head of the Congress Coordination Committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Congress had then said senior leaders Ahmed Patel, Digvijay Singh, Janardan Dwivedi, Madhusudan Mistry and Jairam Ramesh were the members of the Election Coordination Committee headed by Gandhi.
The party had also announced the setting up of three Sub-Groups, including one on the key issue of pre-poll alliances, which will be headed by senior leader A K Antony.