Rahul Gandhi says he may consider becoming Congress chief again
New Delhi : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that he may consider returning as the Congress chief again. He made the remark during the CWC meet in the presence of chief ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, as well as former Defence Minister AK Antony.
Statements urging his return were made at Saturday's CWC meeting, at which it was decided that elections for the party's top post will be held between August 21 and September 20 next year.
"Entire Congress party and workers unanimously want Rahul Gandhi as leader," KC Venugopal said.
"Everybody agreed unanimously... whether he (Rahul Gandhi) will become or not is up to him. Everybody is of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should become the party President," senior leader Ambika Soni was quoted by news agency ANI.
Former Union Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar told ANI: "Talks were held (about Mr Gandhi as party chief) and everyone unanimously said his name."
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi reportedly urged Mr Gandhi to take charge of the party now.
"I will consider..." Mr Gandhi replied, according to sources.
Rahul Gandhi had resigned from the post of Congress president in 2019 and since then Sonia Gandhi has been heading the party.
Meanwhile Sonia Gandhi underlined her position as a full-time president and not an interim one.