Process to make Rahul Gandhi Congress President kicks off today

New Delhi, Nov 20: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is all set to be elevated to the position of Congress President. Sources say that this will happen before the Gujarat Assembly Elections. 

Congress party's highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), is meeting on Monday to chart out the schedule for the election of the Congress President, that will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post.

The meeting is being held a day after the birth centenary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on November 19. The meeting will be held at 10.30 in the morning.

The CWC will decide on the schedule for the election of the Congress President, including the date for filing of nomination and the election.

On the last day of filing the nomination, if no other contestant files his/her nomination against Gandhi, then he will be declared President unopposed.

The party has time till December 31 to complete the entire organisational election process and submit the report to the Election Commission.

The Congress had earlier set a deadline to complete the organisational elections by October-end. 

News24Bureau with Agencies