Congress Working Committee meeting to be held at 10 Janpath on Monday

Rahul Gandhi

Party leaders say though it was not necessary to convene a formal meeting of the CWC to approve the schedule of the presidential election, Sonia Gandhi has chose to get the approval of the party's highest decision-making body.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) is set to meet on Monday to take final call over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as the party's president.

As it is unlikely that there will be a contender to challenge Rahul, his election will be complete even as the Gujarat election peaks.

"It's a matter of few days when we'll have our new party president".

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Praising the former prime minister, Mr Pawar said Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary leader.

Gandhi addressing students at University of California, Berkeley, on September, had said that he was ready to lead the Congress but the mandate had to come from within the party. "The move will strengthen the party a lot", he added.

NDTV reported that the Congress' central election authority suggested keeping 1 December as the last date for filing nominations. His elevation in early December will mean that he heads into the final phase of the politically crucial Gujarat elections as AICC chief.

So far no other leader has shown interest to contest in the organisational poll against the Amethi MP, hence, senior leaders point that Rahul will be elected unopposed as the party's president.

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Rahul Gandhi's elevation looks a mere formality as numerous state units of the Congress have passed resolutions in support of Rahul Gandhi taking over as the new party president.

During his recent Gujarat visit, the Gandhi scion had given hint that he will take charge of Congress before the state goes to poll.

The party's organisational election has to be completed before December 31.

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