Rahul taking over as Cong chief? Sonia silent

New Delhi/Raebareli : Speculation are raged about Rahul Gandhi taking over as Congress President soon but the party dismissed any such immediate possibility even as Sonia Gandhi remained tightlipped on the issue.
Sonia, who is on a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli, was asked to comment on media reports about Congressmen wanting Rahul to take over as President. She just got into her car without replying to the media.
“We are a national party. There are certain procedures …When it comes to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi we all wholeheartedly accept (their leadership) ” …We all want Rahul to take over, as and when (it will happen), we will make a proper statement,” party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters
Replying to a volley of questions on the speculation over Rahul’s imminent elevation and also on the possibility of Priyanka Gandhi becoming active in Uttar Pradesh where Assembly polls are scheduled next year, Dev said :” speculation is the privilege of the media”.
In Chandigarh, Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh said time is right for Rahul Gandhi to take over . (PTI)

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