Rahul Gandhi is likely to be elevated as Congress President in April as the party grapples with the crisis which has hit the organisation since the Lok Sabha election rout and the subsequent Assembly election defeats.
Some senior leaders like Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh have come in support of elevating Rahul, who has mysteriously gone on a sabbatical.
A nine-term member of the Lok Sabha, Kamal Nath said what has to be done is Rahul Gandhi must be given full responsibility of the party. There cannot be two decision-making bodies in one party.
Make him the President, he said in interviews today adding that at present the situation that existed showed that neither Rahul nor Sonia Gandhi “is there”.
“Mrs. Sonia Gandhi thinks Rahul Gandhi is doing something and Rahul thinks that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is doing something. We must have a situation where Rahul is in command,” he said.
Sonia Gandhi is the longest serving President of Congress after she took over reins of party from Sitaram Kesari in 1998.
The Congress is likely to hold a session of the AICC in either Bengaluru or Shimla in April to discuss ways to revive the party after its disastrous performance in elections.