UPCC hopes reviving after elevating Rahul as party president

13 October, 2017, 20:50 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • When Rahul Gandhi entered'ladies toilet during his Gujarat visit

During a recent overseas tour, Rahul while replying to a querry, had consented on becoming the Congress president.

Just a day after Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) discriminates women and was slammed for the same, the Congress vice-president is back in news for a rather embarrassing gaffe that he committed during his Gujarat visit. What about Jay Shah's takeover and his huge increase in his turnover, he commented, as reported by NDTV.

The UPCC resolution will now be fforwarded to All India Congress Committee (AICC) for necessary action.

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After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made an appearance at BJP's Janaraksha Yatra in Kerala on October 4, he will once again be leaving his state to campaign for the BJP, this time in poll-bound Gujarat.

Several Congress leaders have raised their voices from time to time for making Rahul the party president but they were silenced by their colleagues. Sonia Gandhi had taken over as the Congress president from Sitaram Kesari in 1998 and is the longest-serving head in the party's 131-year history.

Rahul Gandhi, 47, has been the Congress vice president since 2013 and has been assisting his 70-year-old mother Sonia Gandhi, who heads the party.

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Among many who have supported Rahul's promotion are senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and young leader Sachin Pilot.

Even as the party has faced mounting electoral challenges, its poor electoral run has led to repeated speculation about the timing of Rahul's elevation.

Of late, the various state units of the party have been adopting unanimous resolutions urging the Congress vice-president to take over the party's reins from his mother.

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The former Union minister expressed confidence that Rahul would be the "face of the country" in 2019 and become prime minister.

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