Rahul Gandhi to be Congress chief, hints Sonia

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

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

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Sonia Gandhi,?the present?Congress president was elected in 1998. ||Punjab Congress Committee today passed a resolution to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the AICC president.

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.