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Rahul Gandhi to be Congress chief, hints Sonia

Rahul Gandhi is set to take over as Congress president Photograph: (WION Web Team)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 13, 2017, 03.46 PM (IST)

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.

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