Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president before Gujarat Elections

Congress Working Committee meeting LIVE: Stage set for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president?

CWC meet today to clear decks for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party chief

Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body of Congress, will meet in Delhi today to decide the party's organisational poll schedule which will lead to its vice-president Rahul Gandhi's elevation.

NDTV reported that the Congress' central election authority suggested keeping 1 December as the last date for filing nominations.

The meeting at Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence will approve the schedule of electing the next party president.

As most people believe Rahul will not face any opposition like his mother in becoming the president of Congress, reports have stated that the meeting may just be a formality.

This notification will clear the decks for the elevation of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as its next president.

With his election, party leaders are hoping, both ends would be achieved. The date of organisational poll is December 8 and counting is on December 11.

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "feared" the "transformed image" of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi due to which the BJP was raking up old issues such as Bofors to "defame" the Gandhi family.

"If only one nomination is filed, it will be announced on date of withdrawal of nominations that he is the president since there is no other nomination", NDTV quoted Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi as saying on Saturday.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has called a crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee on 19th of November at 10.30 am.

During his recent Gujarat visit, the Gandhi scion had given hint that he will take charge of Congress before the state goes to poll.

Rahul Gandhi is set to be anointed as Congress president before Gujarat elections.

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