CWC meet today: Rahul likely to become Cong prez before Guj polls

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The accused include Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Congress treasurer Motilal Vora, party leaders Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda.

Party leaders say though it was not necessary to convene a formal meeting of the CWC to approve the schedule of the presidential election, Sonia Gandhi has chose to get the approval of the party's highest decision-making body.

Party leaders say though it is not necessary to convene a formal meeting of the CWC to approve the schedule of the presidential election, Sonia Gandhi has chose to get the approval of the party's highest decision-making body.

The Sunday Express quotes a senior leader saying that Rahul Gandhi could take over by the end of November itself.

Congress general secretary Ambika Soni, while speaking to India Today, credited the success of the entire campaign in Gujarat and opposition campaign on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation to Rahul Gandhi.

In case an election is required, it would be conducted on December 8, just a day before the first phase of polling for the Gujarat Assembly elections.

"If only one nomination is filed, it will be announced on date of withdrawal of nominations that he is the president since there is no other nomination", NDTV quoted Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi as saying on Saturday.

The party's organisational election has to be completed before December 31.

Gandhi addressing students at University of California, Berkeley, on September, had said that he was ready to lead the Congress but the mandate had to come from within the party.

Majority of states have unanimously passed resolution demanding the 47-year-old Rahul Gandhi to be made the party chief.

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