Paving the way for Rahul Gandhi to lead the party, the Congress on Monday announced elections to choose the next party president on December 16 “if necessary”. The party said a new Congress President will be announced on December 19.
The schedule for election was approved by the Congress Working Committee on Monday.
The election will be notified on December 1, and the last date for filing nominations is December 4.
Party sources had then indicated that this was likely to pave the way for Gandhi to take over as the President of the party at the earliest.