Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-president for nearly 5 years now has finally completed his apprenticeship! Today, on December 4th, Monday he filed his nomination papers for the powerful post of Congress President and his election to the post will be unopposed.
If Mr Gandhi remains the only candidate( the deadline is only till 3.00 pm), at the end of Monday, he will be announced Congress chief. Sonia Gandhi, his mother has been the party’s longest serving president, having led the party for 19 years since 1998.
Manmohan Singh- “Rahul is darling of the Congress”
“Rahul Gandhi is a darling of the Congress and he will carry forward the great traditions of the party,” said Dr Manmohan Singh, who was the first proposer in one of four sets of nomination papers that the 47-year-old leader has filed. Sonia Gandhi is first proposer in another set.
All senior Congress leaders, including Sheila Dikshit, Mohsina Kidwai, Ghulam Nabi Azad, AK Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Ahmed Patel and Captain Amarinder Singh( Punjab Chief Minister) were present and warmly congratulated Rahul Gandhi.