As the Congress Working committee members on Saturday appealed to Rahul Gandhi to take over as the president of the party, the leader said that he 'will consider'. He also said that he needs clarity at the level of ideology, from the party leaders. Some leaders said that till the polls, he should be made the working president, sources said. A proposal in this regard was mooted by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and vetted by other Chief Ministers and leaders.
Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said, "all the members were unanimous that Rahul Gandhi should take over as president of the Congress party."
The Congress Working committee, the highest decision making body of the party, has given go ahead to the internal elections of the party.
Earlier the CWC met for more than five hours and deliberated upon the issues of organisational elections, upcoming assembly polls and issues faced by common man.
At the meeting, Sonia Gandhi also placed on the table the party's organisational election schedule before the CWC, with sources indicating that the process could be long-drawn and the elections to the post of Congress president will be held in September 2022.
"I am, if you will allow me to say so, a full-time and hands-on Congress president," Sonia Gandhi asserted.
The 74-year-old leader also pointed out that in the last two years, a large number of Congress leaders, particularly the younger ones, have taken on leadership roles in communicating party policies and programmes to the people.