While asserting that 99.9 per cent of people in Congress want Rahul Gandhi as their president, senior leader Randeep Surjewala on Friday said that the grand old party will soon start the procedure to elect a new party president.
“Party will soon start the procedure to elect a new party president. Electoral College of Congress, AICC members, Congress workers & members will choose who’s best suited. 99.9 percent of people including me want Rahul Gandhi to be elected as party president,” Randeep Surjewala said.
The AICC session is expected to be held in January, with the new president taking charge by February, just before the elections to the five crucial states of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry are notified.
In August, around two dozen Congress leaders including some ex-ministers had written to party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi for a complete overhaul of the organisational structure of the party and changes to the leadership.
However, some leaders close to Rahul Gandhi had also written to the CWC pressing for the Gandhi scion’s return as chief.
Source: Times Now