Rahul Gandhi likely to be Congress party President; Elections on 16th December

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday drew up an elaborate fortnight-long schedule to pave the way for Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party's president, a post now held by his mother Sonia Gandhi.

Refuting Gandhi's charge, Jaitley said Parliament sessions were often rescheduled to ensure they did not overlap with elections, and that the Congress had itself done so several times.

Prior to that, Gandhi had presided over the party's foundation day function in December and also chaired a meeting of the party's Working Committee in the absence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

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The elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The Congress party president poll schedule has released now. The last date to withdraw nomination is December 11, while voting, if only required, will take place on December 19.

"Unlike Modi - who has associated himself with such ideas as Swachh Bharat - there is no distinctive area with which Rahul has been able to associate himself till now", she said. As per the reports, the Congress party Vice-president Rahul Gandhi is the only candidate in the fray. For a long time, Rahul Gandhi was said to be reluctant about assuming the reins of the party, and it was only at an interaction with students and faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in the USA in September this year that he said he was ready for the job. After the meeting, the CWC also condoled the death of its veteran leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. As the Congress got ready for a generational shift, the party's communication department chief Randeep Surjewala said Sonia Gandhi would continue to guide the organisation. She has always guided the Congress party.

"Sonia Gandhi is our leader and mentor".

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The Congress had earlier set a deadline to complete the organisational elections by October-end. She has always guided the Congress.

At the 10 Janpath Road during the Congress Working Committee meeting a major decision taken by the veteran leaders of the party. With the timeline for internal elections approved and with state units of the party having already passed resolutions endorsing Rahul's promotion, it is expected to be a mere formality.

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