With the Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday reiterated that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume “full-time” leadership of the AICC.
“All Congressmen want Rahul Gandhi to take over full-time leadership of All India Congress Committee,” the party general secretary said, unfazed by the Congress having distanced itself from a similar suggestion made by him last month in which the party described it as his “personal view”.
Singh, however, said Congress president Sonia Gandhi will continue to remain “our leader”. “I am sure if given an opportunity, he will perform well. As far as Congress president Sonia Gandhi is concerned, she will remain our leader. Under her leadership the Congress has achieved miraculous success. But now the time has come for Rahul Gandhi to take charge of the party. All Congressmen will support him,” the Rajya Sabha MP said.