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Congress Leader Moily Suggests Rahul Gandhi's Ascension As Party President

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| September 15 , 2017 , 21:37 IST

As Congress' internal organisational polls set for October approaches, the anticipation of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi getting a promotion is rising both inside and outside the party.

Even Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Friday said that Rahul Gandhi himself would like to take on the position of party president through an internal election process.

The Congress leader hinted that the vice-president might even assume his charge by next month.

He said, "Everybody (in Congress) feels it is (his elevation) delayed. Now, he (Rahul) is waiting for organisation elections. He would like to emerge as the president of AICC only out of the election process."

"He (Rahul) should immediately take over as Congress president. That's good for the party, good for the country," he added.

The former Karnataka Chief Minister also added that the state internal election process is expected to be completed by the end of this month, which will be followed by an All India Congress Committee level election.

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Talking about Rahul Gandhi's role in taking the Congress party forward, the leader said, "Rahul Gandhi is doing it. We will have to address the issues in respect of each of the state, because each state is different from the rest. So, that requires state-wise strategies not only for the coming state elections but also parliamentary polls in 2019."

"Definitely very much rooted with the legacy of the Congress party. It (Rahul becoming Congress president) is a game-changer. Not only game-changer but also Congress is well-rooted in continuity and legacy. With Congress virtues, he has an attitude for change, and he will do that," Moily added.

The Congress leader also suggested that the party's policy at the national and state levels should be reoriented and published so that people think there is always an alternative to the present NDA government.

Attacking the BJP, Moily said, "They (BJP government) has failed miserably. This is the worst scenario. The myth of the present NDA government will explode during the Lok Sabha elections in 2019."

He even showed certainty that the Congress party will win the upcoming assembly election with an absolute majority.

-With Agency Inputs