Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Rahul Gandhi's Becoming Congress Party President Postponed For Now

Rahul demands GST limit to 18 percent Rahul Gandhi's Becoming Congress Party President Postponed For Now
Bennie Garza | 14 November, 2017, 14:49

Unofficially, frequent reports have suggested that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be elevated to the post of President of the party, however, the internal elections have been repeatedly delayed once again.

The Congress feels that the elevation needed to be put on hold in view of the ongoing election process in Gujarat. First and foremost there is no indication what so ever about a possible Congress Working Committee meeting at which the elevation was to take place. A senior leader said the elevation amid a tight campaign schedule in Gujarat would create an "unnecessary distraction" for party workers, a reason why it may now happen later.

The likely delay flies in the face of repeated hints from Congress leaders over the last couple of months that Rahul was set to take over the reins just after Diwali and ahead of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. Later, it was speculated that the party may announce the much-awaited decision after Himachal Pradesh polling, but as of now, no indication has come from the top leadership, reported the Times of India.

Rahul Gandhi is unanimously thought to be the next president of the Congress party, taking over the role from his mother.

The BJP also sought to corner Rahul on the issue of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) saying that the Congress had stalled the passage of the OBC Commission in an attempt to protect the quota of Muslim OBCs.

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