Rahul Gandhi likely to be named 
PM nominee in January

According to party sources, a formal announcement on Gandhi as the party’s prime ministerial nominee will be made during the party’s strategy session.



By (IANS)

Published: Thu 19 Dec 2013, 8:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:22 PM

Amid growing speculation, party sources said on Monday that Rahul Gandhi may be named the Congress’ prime ministerial candidate at a strategy session of the party to be held here January 17.

“The All India Congress Committee (AICC) session will be held in Delhi January 17,” party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters.

According to party sources, a formal announcement on Gandhi as the party’s prime ministerial nominee may be made during the session.

“The session is the best platform to make the announcement. Rahul Gandhi is the obvious choice of party,” Congress Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh said.

Congress MP and party secretary Priya Dutt tweeted: “We wish that Rahul Gandhi is projected as our PM candidate on January 17 in AICC meet.”

“This should have been announced earlier but January is also fine,” said another Congress secretary who did not wish to be named.

A party legislator from Uttar Pradesh said the move “will help the party”.


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