A local lawyer on Saturday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court seeking to know the whereabouts of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who has taken a sabbatical.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said it would have been good if Rahul Gandhi had attended the Budget Session but expressed confidence that the Congress Vice President would return from his break with an agenda for change.
Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday refused to be drawn into speculation about elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the party president, telling reporters that they would get to know if and when anything major happens.
Amidst ongoing debates on Rahul Gandhi's elevation as the Congress president, Rajasthan PCC chief Sachin Pilot on Friday said the ground-level workers of the party still want Sonia Gandhi to lead the party.
Amid a leadership debate in Congress, former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar today said Sonia Gandhi has provided "exemplary leadership" to the party but admitted there could be differences in perspectives between her and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on certain issues.
Congress on Thursday dismissed any projection of a rift between Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and described as "personal opinion" recent remarks by senior leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh about confusion and generation gap, saying both the Gandhis were running the party in a "cohesive" manner.
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday dismissed speculation that Rahul Gandhi could "run away" from politics and maintained that he is made of "sterner staff" and will return to lead the party.