Rahul Gandhi to become congress president on 19th December

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The party has time till December 31 to complete the entire organisational election process and submit the report to the Election Commission. While Rahul's appointment is a given, the decision that the CWC needs to arrive at is whether to announce it now or after the results of the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are declared.

She said last month that her son would be elevated as Congress chief soon amid growing clamor for Rahul Gandhi to take over the reins of the party, particularly from youth leaders. While this may still not be enough to dislodge BJP's two-decade-old grip there, he has infused fresh energy into Congress and it's finally looking like an opposition party that can offer electoral resistance to the Modi-Shah juggernaut. Here, the meeting was chaired by the party chief Sonia Gandhi to discuss over the name of the new party president. Besides, he has done a good job of leading the Congress campaign for Gujarat. "Rahul Gandhi can take up an idea, like health care or the need for better education.and give it a broader meaning", Prof.

"The Congress has given the most corrupt government in its ten years of rule, while Narendra Modi has given the most honest government". Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to face any challenge.

What has miffed the PAAS leadership is the fact that they have not been given 20 seats as promised by the Congress leaders. "(Congress) did so in 2011, and even before that", he told reporters in Rajkot. When Jignesh Mevani met Rahul Gandhi, no one from his community attacked him. "They should be ashamed", the video said. It remains to be seen how much impact it'll have on the Gujarat elections.

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Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jyotiraditya Scindia are also on the list. Interestingly, the Congress fielded candidate from Kutiyana constituency which has NCP's Kandhal Jadeja as the sitting MLA. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party general secretaries also attended the CWC meeting.

"The Congress has fallen to its lowest level ever". "The Modi-government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India' Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds", Gandhi said at the CWC meeting.

She said that Parliament is the forum in which questions should be asked - questions about corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving Ministers and dubious defence deals.

"It has been a tradition and it has happened several times that Parliament sessions are rescheduled when an election is happening", Jaitley said.