Former PM Manmohan Singh said Rahul Gandhi is “darling” of Congress Party. An election where there are no other candidates, some of the top leaders along with Rahul have backed their promotion to the party president.
“Rahul Gandhi is a darling and in his devotion to the Congress party and country; this is yet another step. It’s a great day indeed,” said Manmohan Singh when he was asked about the takeover of Rahul Gandhi.
In one of the four sets of papers of nomination that Rahul Gandhi has filed, the two-time prime minister is the first supporter of it.
This morning, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Manmohan Singh were called on by Rahul Gandhi before going to headquarters of Congress in order to register nomination papers for him and start the process of his election.
By evening, the 47-year-old’s appropriation of the highest post from his mother Sonia Gandhi is anticipated to be official. It is the last opportunity for anybody in the party to file their contendership and challenge him.
He was seen hugging, veteran Congress leaders Mohsina Kidwai and Sheila Dikshit at his party’s office.
Topmost Congress leaders and 6 Chief Ministers are signing as proposers for Rahul Gandhi. Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, prior perceived as having been incompatible with Rahul Gandhi taking his mother’s place, said, “He will make a very good prime minister”.
Rahul Gandhi was described as Marathon Runner, by Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Rahul Gandhi’s looming elevation as Congress boss was mocked by PM Modiji at an assembly in Gujarat last week, where he said, “In Navsari, some days ago, there are 3 elections I had stated, results of which are known. The Gujarat polls and the local UP elections where I alleged BJP will flourish, and in the Congress leader voting, where the lone family will succeed.”
PM Modi also referred to the rebellion by Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla, who went public with his criticism of Rahul Gandhi and called the process to elect party chief a sham.
If anyone wants to partake in an election, he or she is free to do so, said Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. It’s going on in a democratic manner. PM has no business to comment on Congress’ internal matter.