Published On : Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

Rahul set to be promoted to Congress prez on his 45th birthday

Rahul Gandhi.
New Delhi/Nagpur:
An Emergency Congress Working Committee is likely to be held on June 15 in New Delhi. This is to neutralise the publicity that the BJP enjoyed during its National Executive in Allahabad. But more importantly, the CWC is likely to endorse the promotion of Rahul Gandhi as AICC chief.

The promotion will come at an opportune time — four days later — on June 19 — Rahul Gandhi will turn 46. The promotion is being called Rahul’s birthday gift at the party HQ at 24 Akbar Road in New Delhi.

Prashant Kishor, the election strategist roped in by the party to revive its fortunes in Uttar Pradesh, has suggested that Rahul be the party’s chief ministerial face in the state, which goes to polls next year.

Former minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh reacted to the reports at an AICC briefing, saying, “I have no idea what Prashant Kishor has said or he is attributed to have said. All I can say is Rahul Gandhi is a Member of Parliament from Amethi. Rahul Gandhi is vice-president of the Congress party and we all expect Rahul Gandhi to become president of the Congress party in 2016 Rahul Gandhi obviously cannot be chief minister for 29 states We all hope and expectthat he will be Congress president in 2016.”