NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi is set to take over as Congress president in April, sources have said amid a controversy swirling around his “leave of absence” during a key session of Parliament.
Mr Gandhi, 44, will replace his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has helmed the party since 1998. The stage is set for his takeover at a session of the All India Congress Committee in April, sources have told NDTV.
The Congress vice president reportedly held consultations with a cross section of leaders, who endorsed his takeover of the 130-year-old party.
While Rahul Gandhi’s crowning has been anticipated for some time, the news has crystallized at a time the party is confronting criticism over his sabbatical during the budget session.