Amid reports of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to be given the party’s throne, a delegation of senior party leaders from Punjab will meet him on Thursday in the national capital.
Punjab Pradesh Congress committee president Captain Amarinder Singh, who had earlier expressed hope that Rahul would do a good job as the party president, will have a one-to-one meeting with him for around 10 minutes.
Following which, Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad and Ambika Soni , who filed her nomination papers for Rajya Sabha election from Punjab recently, will meet Rahul together.
Earlier, Amarinder had asserted his confidence over Rahul Gandhi, saying he was ready to take charge as the Congress chief now.
“From his great grandfathers like Motilal Nehru to Jawaharlal Nehru and his grandmother Indira Gandhi to father Rajiv Gandhi, he has inherited the legacy of great leaders. I have worked with him for the last six months as PPCC chief, and have seen him taking all executive decisions. It is high time he is given more responsibility,” he said in a press conference.
Speaking to ANI later, he said it was time Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who has served for 20 years, to take a call on her successor.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party has asserted that this development will be ideal in their plan of ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’.
Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma on his part dubbed the Congress as a ‘sinking ship’, adding the entire nation was aware of Rahul Gandhi’s calibre.
According to sources, the grand old party is also likely to make major changes in senior positions following a series of defeats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and the recent elections in various states of the country.