New Delhi, January 5: The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Anil Chaudhary, speaking to media, said that Rahul Gandhi will become the national president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in 2021. He said that under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party will become the voice of opposition in the country.
“Rahul Gandhi is working as a good leader and will become president of the congress. He will carry all the responsibility and will become the voice of opposition in the country,” Chaudhary said while speaking to TV9 Bharatvarsh.
Talking about the ongoing farmer protests, the Delhi Congress chief said, “the government is not listening to farmers but Rahul Gandhi is the only leader who stood with them, whether in Parliament or on roads. Rahul Gandhi will certainly become the congress president, it is my belief.”
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Congress scion and Wayanad Member of Parliament (MP), Rahul Gandhi is favoured by the majority of top Congress leaders to succeed Sonia Gandhi as the new AICC supremo. Currently, he is the chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI).
Last month, during a crucial Congress meet, senior leader AK Antony said that Rahul should lead the grand old party. The demand was also supported by other leaders. According to reports, Rahul had said he values all senior leaders and called them important for the party.
Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala had said, “The Congress workers and leaders will choose a person best suited for party chief’s post. It is my belief. As many as 99.9 per cent of Congress leaders and workers feel that Rahul Gandhi is the right person to lead the party and take on the Modi government.”
Senior leader Pawan Kumar Bansal said after the meeting: “No one has a problem with Rahul Gandhi — and this is not just for today. Everybody has said that we need Rahul Gandhi’s leadership. We must not fall into a trap laid by those trying to distract from the party’s agenda.”
Meanwhile, Congress will soon decide the dates to convene an AICC session to elect party president. The top post has been lying unoccupied since July 2019 after Rahul Gandhi resigned. Since August 2019, Sonia Gandhi is acting as the interim party chief after the CWC (Congress Working Committee) decided to appoint her to the crown post till a new incumbent took over.
Rahul Gandhi’s Term as Congress President:
Rahul served as the national president of the Indian National Congress from December 16, 2017, to July 3, 2019. He resigned from the position after party’s scathing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
In the seven-phased 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, the Congress won just 52 seats, while the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) won 91. On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 303 seats and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 353 seats.