Senior leader of the Congress party, Salman Khurshid said that Rahul Gandhi is the number one and only choice to take over as the party chief after the schedule for the election of the AICC president was announced.
He said that the party will make efforts to persuade Rahul to take over the Presidency after he returns from his overseas trip. The election for president will be held on October 17 and the results will be declared two days later.
Other party workers and leaders shared the views expressed by Salman Khurshid. The leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge also stated that Rahul was the best choice for the post as nobody else in the party has a pan-India appeal.
Rahul resigned as Congress president after the party suffered its second consecutive defeat in the 2019 parliamentary elections.Sonia Gandhi took over the reins as interim president.