Congress Passes Resolution To Make Rahul Gandhi As Party President

**New Delhi:** The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday decided to elevate Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President in a meeting here. The election of the Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party’s top post will be commenced on December 15.

The meeting was attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, P.Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushilkumar Shinde and Karan Singh.

The CWC, the party’s highest decision-making body, will decide on the dates for filing of nominations and the election.

On the last day of filing the nomination, if no other contestant files against Rahul Gandhi, then he will be declared President unopposed.

The party has time till December 31 to complete the entire organisational election process and submit the report to the Election Commission.

The Congress had earlier set a deadline to complete the organisational elections by October-end.