New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on November 20. The CWC is expected to approve the election schedule for the party president’s post. The Congress’s election schedule is likely to be of 10-15 days. Rahul Gandhi is one confirmed candidate, who will be filing nomination for the post. If no other party leader files nomination till the last date of doing so, Rahul Gandhi will be elected as Congress president unopposed.
The Congress sources said that no other leader has shown intent to enter into a contest against Rahul Gandhi. This equation makes it certain that Rahul Gandhi will be declared Congress president before first vote is polled in Gujarat Assembly election.
The Election Commission has set December 31 as the deadline for Congress’s organisational polls. Rahul Gandhi has dropped enough hints during his election campaigns in Gujarat that he is ready to lead the Congress as party president. The Pradesh Congress committees have already passed resolutions in support of Rahul Gandhi for the new party president.