If there won't be any other leader to contest against Rahul Gandhi in party presidential polls, his elevation will be made official on December 5, the day of scrutiny, as per the latest media reports coming in.
BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav said in a statement that the Congress president was resorting to "diversionary tactics" fearing defeat in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls. The Gujarat results will be announced on December 18.
"The Congress president further added", A year later, demonetization has done nothing but rub salt on the wounds of distressed farmers, small traders, housewives and daily workers. "The government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections", said Congress president Sonia Gandhi. "Rahul Gandhi can take up an idea, like health care or the need for better education.and give it a broader meaning", Prof. It is Rahul ji who will be undertaking election campaign.
If Mr. Gandhi is the only candidate in the fray -which is a strong possibility - his election will be a forgone conclusion on December 11 itself. After the meeting, the CWC also condoled the death of its veteran leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.
A statement announcing the dates said the date of poll would be December 16 "if necessary". She has always guided the Congress party. The Election Commission has given the party the last extension for completing the internal poll process by the end of this year. She has always guided the Congress.
Meanwhile, the CWC formally initiated the process for electing a new president on Monday.
"The Modi government, in its arrogance, has cast a dark shadow on India's parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds", she told the party's highest decision-making body.
Meanwhile, sources have informed that the CWC was of the view that Rahul's elevation could help the party in the upcoming Gujarat elections and galvanise support in the party's favour.