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New Delhi: Even as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi tries to take on a more prominent role, the Congress Working Committee doesn’t want him to take charge of the party yet. Rahul’s mother Sonia Gandhi is the current Congress president and one of the reasons being put forward is her style of working which includes going in for compromise.
Rahul is meeting Congress Legislative Party leaders ahead of the CWC meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Sources say the Congress top leadership prefer Sonia to continue at the helm, and don’t want Rahul to take over as the President. Sources say most of leaders feel Rahul’s elevation just before Bihar Assembly elections wouldn’t bode well for the party.
Top leaders also prefer Sonia’s style of functioning to Rahul’s and many also feel that Opposition parties prefer to deal with with the former and not the latter.
Congress faced its worst electoral rout in a Lok Sabha election when the party could win just 44 seats while Rahul was directly pitted against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.
Modi powered the NDA to a superlative victory in the elections with the BJP becoming the first party in three decades to win a single-party majority in the Lok Sabha by bagging 282 seats.