But it may still take one year for Rahul to take reins of the party!
Jaipur: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting will be held on October 16 and the agenda of this meeting will be very clear.
By the way, the organization’s general secretary KC Venugopal has tweeted to say that the current political situation in the country and preparations for the assembly elections to be held next year will also be discussed, but in reality the ‘re-organization’ of the party has to be considered.
Since August last year, a group of Congress leaders have been pressing for the organization’s election and to abolish the provision of an interim president, a position on which Sonia Gandhi has been serving as the interim president for two years.
From issue surrounding Cong President to Working Committee and since the time leaders of G-23, demanding organization polls in the states, have written letter to Sonia Gandhi, two continuous works are being done in the Congress.
One is that the signatories of the letter are being targeted and second is that Rahul is being pressured to become Cong Prez. In meetings of the Youth Congress, student wing & NSUI, a resolution was formally passed that Rahul should become prez.
Only then there is a great possibility that in the working committee meeting to be held on October 16, there will be a common proposal for Rahul to become the president.
Informed sources in Congress say that referring to the proposals approved by Youth Congress and NSUI, Rahul will be requested to take over as president. If he is ready, the dates of the elections can be considered in this meeting or the election committee of the Cong can be asked to fix date.
There is also a possibility that Rahul may not become the President, since elections to the five states are to be held next year. Election strategist Prashant Kishor has explained to Rahul and Priyanka that there is no possibility for Cong in these five states.
Although Cong leaders do not agree with this, there is still possibility that on this pretext, Rahul is ascent to party’s presidency is postponed. Nevertheless, it can be agreed to hold polls in this meeting.
However, even if Rahul gives his ‘in-principal’ approval or consent to take over the charge of the party and to no more play as a reluctant bride, even then process of organizational polls will take almost one year.
And obviously till then, Rahul Gandhi will continue to play the ‘remote control card’.