No chal­lenger to Rahul likely as Cong chief

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - | POL­I­TICS POL­ICY -

The Congress Work­ing Com­mit­tee (CWC) will meet be­fore Di­wali to ap­prove the elec­tion sched­ule for the post of Congress pres­i­dent.

Al­most all the states, as well as party wings such as the Youth Congress, have al­ready passed res­o­lu­tions seek­ing Rahul Gandhi’s el­e­va­tion as the party chief.

The over­whelm­ing de­mand in favour of Rahul in­di­cates that there would be no chal­lenger to the Gandhi scion un­like the past aber­ra­tions when Gandhi fam­ily mem­bers faced in-house con­tenders. The last in­stance was when the late Ji­ten­dra Prasada con­tested against So­nia Gandhi in 2000.

Sources said while the poll sched­ule would an­nounce the dates of nom­i­na­tion, scru­tiny, with­drawal and vot­ing, the elec­tion was likely to be un­con­tested. The party is push­ing to clinch the or­gan­i­sa­tional polls by Oc­to­ber 25.

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