Rahul Gandhi all set for promotion as Cong rejig likely this week
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is set to assume a "larger" role in the Congress very soon with the reshuffle of the AICC secretariat on the cards this week.
With the much talked about rejig of the Union Council of Ministers over today, Congress President Sonia Gandhi is expected to focus her attention to the organisational changes to make the party battle ready ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
"Well, I have already mentioned a number of times that I will be happy if he joins the Cabinet, but he has other pre-occupations. He wants to strengthen the party," was the refrain of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today when asked about Gandhi.
An indication to Rahul`s imminent promotion in party hierarchy was available when party general secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters in Bhopal to wait till the reshuffle in the party when he was asked why Gandhi was not taken into the Cabinet or given any new post in the party.
"When there will be reshuffle in Congress, wait till that time," he said.
Another senior AICC functionary speaking in the national capital hinted that the much awaited reshuffle of the organisation is likely to happen "anytime now".
Union Minister Ambika Soni, who resigned from the Cabinet yesterday, is tipped to play a key role in the organisational affairs.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- Exclusive: This is what Kashmir's stone pelters have to say!
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with his son at Delhi residence
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- Rameez Raja picks all-time XI - Three Indians, but just one Pakistani make it to the list
- This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it
- As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok