Rahul Gandhi is set to take over as Congress president Photograph: (WION Web Team)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi told a private TV channel today that vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be taking over as party chief shortly.
The development comes as Punjab Congress Committee today passed a resolution to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the All India Congress Committee(AICC) president.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Congress had passed a similar resolution.
However, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hasn't commented on his impending elevation as the party chief.
The Congress Working Committee(CWC) - the party's highest decision-making body - is expected to decide on the dates of election for the new president soon.
Sonia Gandhi, the present Congress president, was elected in 1998.