Rahul Gandhi elevated as Indian National Congress president
India’s main opposition Congress party on elevated Rahul Gandhi, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.
In a long-awaited move, Gandhi, the great-grandson of India’s founding prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was elected unopposed to head the party. He will take the reins from his mother Sonia, the party’s longest-serving president who was elected in 1998.Calling it a “historic occasion”, the Congress party said Gandhi would take charge as president on Dec. 16.
Indian National Congress
President: Rahul Gandhi
Founder: Allan Octavian Hume
Founded on: 28th December 1885, Mumbai
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