Lucknow, Oct 12 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) today unanimously passed a resolution that Rahul Gandhi be made the party's national president, a spokesperson said here.
UP Congress chief Raj Babbar moved the resolution at a meeting of party functionaries including city and district unit presidents.
"The resolution was passed unanimously," party spokesperson Amarnath Agarwal said.
Rahul Gandhi, 47, has been the Congress vice president since 2013 and has been assisting his 70-year-old mother Sonia Gandhi, who heads the party.
Sonia Gandhi had taken over as the Congress president from Sitaram Kesari in 1998 and is the longest-serving head in the party's 131-year history.
The UPCC takes this decision in one voice that Rahul Gandhi be made the AICC president, Babbar said at the meeting.