The Hush Post: The Congress has named Rahul Gandhi its new president. The announcement was made today in New Delhi and subsequently a press conference was held.
“I hereby declare Shri Rahul Gandhi elected as the president of the Indian National Congress,” senior party leader Mullappally Ramachandran said at a press conference in New Delhi.
Making the announcement, Ramachandran, who is the All India Congress Commitee’s returning officer for the election, added that all 89 nominations proposals were found to be valid, and Rahul had been elevated to the top position since he was the only candidate in the fray.
The 47-year-old leader will take over the reins from his mother and current president Sonia Gandhi on December 16. Sonia has remained the president for 19 years, the longest term by anyone since the inception of the party in 1885.