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There is a growing buzz that Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot may be chosen for the top post as he is the choice of the Nehru-Gandhi family to succeed Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress party will hold a virtual meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on August 28 to approve the schedule for the election of the party’s next president. Sonia Gandhi has said she cannot continue the role because of her ill-health, while Rahul Gandhi has shown his reluctance to assume responsibility.
There is a growing buzz that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot may be chosen for the top post as he is seen as a close aide of Sonia Gandhi and the preferred choice of the Gandhi family.
Sonia Gandhi, who is currently abroad for an annual medical check-up along with her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka, will preside over the crucial CWC meeting.