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Cong plays down rumours on Sonia-Rahul rift

Cong plays down rumours on Sonia-Rahul rift
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“Various leaders are expressing their personal opinion. As far as us Congress men and the rank and file is concerned, we are extremely happy about the cohesive manner in which Congress President (Sonia) and Vice President (Rahul) are running the party,” party spokesperson Rajiv Gowda said at a AICC briefing here.

Gowda, however, at the same time did not rule out the possibility that Rahul could take over as the party chief some time this year.

“Parkalam” (let us wait and see), Gowda said as he cited the late Congress President K Kamraj’s famous Tamil remark when asked whether there will be a generational change upon Rahul’s possible elevation as the party chief at the AICC session which is likely to be held in the first week of April.
Asked the same question earlier this morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi merely said “you will come to know when it happens”. Sonia is the longest-serving President of Congress after she took over the reins of from Sitaram Kesari in 1998.

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