DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as All India Congress Committee President. This was announced by Central election authority (CEA) head Mullappally Ramachandran on Monday
Rahul Gandhi will collect his certificate officially declaring his ascension as president of AICC on December 16
The 47-year-old Nehru-Gandhi family scion was the lone candidate in the fray. Rahul succeeds his mother Sonia Gandhi, who remained in the post for 19 years
The CEA received a total of 89 nomination papers proposing Rahul Gandhi’s name for the top post. All the nomination papers were found to be valid, Ramachandran added.
“Since the withdrawal of date/time is over and as there is only one candidate (Rahul), as per Article XVII (d) of the Constitution of Indian National Congress, I hereby declare Rahul Gandhi elected as president of the Indian National Congress,” Ramachandran said
Rahul Gandhi had elevated as vice president of AICC in January 2013. Now he would take charge from his mother and incumbent AICC President Sonia Gandhi on December 16.
Gandhi will succeed his mother Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving Congress president who has helmed the party since 1998. Hundreds of Congress supporters thronged the party office ahead of the filing of nominations for the party’s top post.