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Top Congress leaders to meet to anoint Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, Dec 4 (DHNS): Top Congress leaders will gather at the AICC headquarters on Monday to propose Rahul Gandhi's candidature for the post of party president, a key step in effecting a generational change in the 132-year-old organisation.

Leaders of the Congress Working Committee; Chief Ministers Siddaramaiah (Karnataka), Amarinder Singh (Punjab), V Narayanasamy (Puducherry); and presidents of the state units, among others, will submit nomination forms on behalf of 47-year-old Rahul, who is expected to be formally declared elected on December 11, if there is no challenger.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has held the post for 19 years, the longest tenure for any leader at the helm of the party. She has been ill, and the change of guard is expected to help make the organisation more nimble-footed and energetic.

The notification for the party presidential election was issued on Friday, and nominations close at 3 pm on Monday.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    He is a honest leader to head Congress party

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Mother & Son will never learn from their mistakes.
    Their only interest is to achieve family name & fame
    Ruling the country is secondary or else they would have made a better choice than handing over the crown to the heirs.
    New politicial party should emerge to counter both Bjp & Congress.

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This is not election fake selection. Rahul baba dont have leadership quality. But still slaves are selecting him only. Congress alaka pondu mare.

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  • Juliet N Prabu, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Why there is so much of a hue and cry when the legal heir of the family property, the congress is already decided by Sonia and all are forced to approve to anoint the crown to the heir. Well, it shows that, to become a president of congress party, along with gandhi tag, one should continuously underperform and keep losing election after election.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Madame Juliet. Superb Comment, every Congi should take not of this and introspect. I am for a Gandhi Mukth Cong,

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    If the choice is genuine & fake then where Rahul fits ?
    Genuine but timid.(no leadership qualities at all)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    India has to elect between Genuine & Fake ...

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  • hemanth, bangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    India already elected Genuine. But sure congi will elect fake Gandhi as their party president

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    All the best to Rahul Gandhi.We are thrilled to listen this great news on the 21dt century.
    One thing....132 year old Congress party where in great personalities like Vallabhsi Patel,Lal Bahadur Shastri etc., were members is dead many years back.Present Congress party is is fake one with many fake Gandhi's are it leaders.This time they can't fool the people highlighting names of great leaders of real congress.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Under BJP rule, the people have become un easy in some ways
    With Rahul's leadership the congress pary will be stagnat always

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    BJP's good days & bright future ahead is guranteed.

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  • RK, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Any way.. all the best.. another 20 years no tension for congress president post (if it alive)

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    New & Honest Leader for India ...

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  • hemath, bangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Tops meeting bottom..

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    What a joke.
    In Congress ,even if you don't perform,you can become it's president.
    Sorry guys, this rule is not for ordinary congressmen.
    This privelige is only for one family.Rest of the Congress people are simply their slaves.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This in fact will be rebirth for AAP... And BJP fears AAP more than Congress...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    I am surprised to know how ppl can save it is 132 years old ?
    The original Congress has changed into national Congress during election in 1952
    After that the Congress has split many times with different symbols
    The present Congress is originally called Indira Congress
    So it is not more than 40 years

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