• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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Rahul Gandhi poised to lead Congress after December election

Taking charge: Rahul Gandhi

By: Rithika Siddhartha

INDIA’S opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said today (20), amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will take over from his mother as its leader. Rahul, whose father, grandmother and great-grandfather all served as prime minister, was the party’s front man in the last general election. But his 70-year-old mother Sonia remains its president and still calls the shots. She has not publicly announced a decision to stand down as Congress president, but party official Mullappally Ramachandran said after a meeting of senior leaders on Monday that an election would be held next month. The announcement followed…

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