Rahul Gandhi to become Congress president soon: Ambika Soni

"We know that Rahul Gandhi is going to become the Congress president soon, but I cannot provide you any further details," said Soni.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2016 2:25 pm
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Rahul Gandhi will soon replace his mother Sonia Gandhi as the president of Congress, according to senior leader Ambika Soni. “We know that Rahul Gandhi is going to become the Congress president soon, but I cannot provide you any further details,” said Soni.

Rahul, who currently campaigning for his party in Punjab for the assembly elections due next year, has a poor track record as the party has lost most of the state elections besides the 2014 Lok Sabha elections under his leadership.

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Recently, Rita Bahuguna Joshi quit Congress and joined the BJP saying the party was not happy with the performance of Rahul Gandhi. She said the Congress has a leadership problem since Rahul is “not acceptable to the people of the country and is unwilling to listen to people in the party. Mrs (Sonia) Gandhi, whether she agreed with you or not, at least heard you out”.

Rahul is currently the vice president of Congres party and the Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. Under his leadership, the Congress suffered its worst ever performance in 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won only 44 seats compared to 206 seats won previously in the 2009 general election

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First Published on: October 25, 2016 6:03 pm
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    Chander Pal
    Oct 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    It is so intresting that still there are Congi Bhakts who have an allusion about the party and RaGa. Good luck to RaGa and his illustrious team of always doubtful Sanjay nirupam, Osama ji Diggy raja, zero loss sibal and that alloo factory vision. Bjp can not wish for a better opposition party than this one.
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      Dinesh
      Oct 26, 2016 at 9:37 am
      President of Donkey POO
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        SubbuI
        Oct 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm
        SEE THE BAKTHS AND PAID TROLLS CAN NOT EVEN DIGEST THE INTERNEL NEWS OF CONGRESS WHICH IS GIVING THEM SHIVERS.BECAUSE RAHUL IS ONLY LEADER THEY ARE AFRAID OFF AND ALWAYS MARKED BY THESE SANGHIS AND BJP . RAHUL IS GIVING THEM NIGHTMARES THOUGH THEY REDICULE HIM AND HIM ONLY
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          SubbuI
          Oct 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm
          NALAYAK NMODI TOOK 45 years IN POLITCAL LIFE TO BECOME PM.LET RAHUL TAKE ANOTHER 10 yearsTO BRING CONGRESS BACK TO POWER. LET THER BE RACE BETWEEN HARE AND TORTOISE AND SEE THE RACE.ALL THE BEST RAHUL HI. WE WANT RSS/BJP MUKTH BHARATH. AND THEY KNOW YOU ONLY CAN DO THAT. THAT IS WHY THEY ALLWAYS MARK YOU MORE THAN ANY ONE
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            Anil
            Oct 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm
            As we all lost hope in Modi Let us try this fellow also.... what's wrong ? Let every one get a chance ...Next we will try Lalu,Jung,Parekkar etc..
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              module
              Oct 25, 2016 at 1:44 pm
              It would have much better, if rahul hi at least took a ministership during congress regime. Many times, MMS was offering him. Congress is a party, that wants, someone should take or do the leadership from hi family and then others just to enjoy. within congress, many does not wants, rahul should become president or any important post, it's just propaa and their personal view. The fact and figure is, he can roam arounds and give more times to party, so doing it. perhaps, few clever guys knows that, there will not be any out come. If party really needed of his leadership, then why late? who supposed to take the decision?
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                Pawan Kumar
                Oct 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm
                What difference does it make? Its a family affair and he already enjoys the status and powers of this position within the Party .Things will remain unchanged as its not the positon, but calibre what matters.
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                  Arvind
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                  It is in the interest of Congress Party being 125 years old, let Sonia hi remains as President life time and let Rahul hi remains as Vice President or at the most as working President.It is advised Party keep more priority on national pride and national interest first before Party interest which is lacking it. Votes Bank politics did help her to capture power in past but started losing power in states and centre due to devide and rule policy . The Congress Party must act as responsible opposition Party. BJP may lose power for its false promises to Aam Aadmi on black money and many others.Congress Party must ready to grasp opportunity to come to power.
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                    Ashutosh
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                    That will be a good step towards Congress mukta Bharat.
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                      avi
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 10:31 pm
                      Prince Pappu can't revamp Congress, its full of hereditary Yes Men and fossils like Ambika Soni. There is no retirement age for politicians they like to live off the tax payers money one way or the other on privileges. Until new independent leadership emerges it'slt;br/gt;all a waste of time.
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                        Babu Gupta
                        Oct 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                        Earlier the better for India.
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                          Bala Kamath
                          Oct 26, 2016 at 8:32 am
                          We are all waiting this to happen. That would be the start of real Congres mukt Bharat
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                            Casteless
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm
                            Good news. This is the only way Congress will get rid of itself in an efficient manner and Pappu will be free to leave India and leave happily ever after.
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                              Barb Dewyre
                              Oct 26, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                              This is no news.
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                                sivakumar
                                Oct 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                                I think he is referring to his congress buddies - that they have lost hope that Mr. Modi will make "Congress Mukht Bharat" and now only Pappu can do it ... I think nothing wrong in that ....
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                                  sivakumar
                                  Oct 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                                  did you knew what you were typing .... because, I cannot understand it ....
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                                    sivakumar
                                    Oct 26, 2016 at 12:08 pm
                                    ooopppps .... he must have wrongly typed instead of saying "internal ooze !!!! of him "
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                                      Champa Bai
                                      Oct 26, 2016 at 8:33 am
                                      ab congress ka safaya jaldi ho jayega.....great move
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                                        shekhar
                                        Oct 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                                        Could not find a better person than this fellow ?
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                                          Rishi
                                          Oct 25, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                                          rahul hi may be better off as the president of india. he is born to rule. but as he does not know how to rule then the only option is to become the president of india. his main job then will be to cut tapes, give awards and ofcourse sit in the buggy on republic day
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                                            sonu
                                            Oct 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm
                                            ohoo it is now 6 years we r listening this... pappu should now be made president... lets delay demise of congress any further... lets burry this anti hindu most corrupt party of the world.. let his be in jail for their crimes
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