There has been talk that the AICC general secretary could made either working president in the party or vice president amid demands for a "larger role" for him from a large number of party leaders in the past.
As the cabinet reshuffle nears, there has been renewed specualtion on Gandhi's possibility of joining the council of ministers. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has in the past expressed his desire to see Rahul joining the cabinet.
Party general secretary Digvijaya Singh, had, however, said Gandhi may prefer to do party work. Sources close to Rahul have also been maintaining Gandhi is more keen for the party work right now rather than joining the government.