Modi govt sabotaging Winter session of Parliament: Sonia

With New Shot At PM Modi Hardik Patel Grazes Rahul Gandhi Too

A meeting of Congress working committee has passed a resolution to elect Rahul Gandhi as the next president of Indian National Congress.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday targeted the Narendra Modi-led government for "sabotaging" the Winter Session of Parliament, in a bid to "escape" constitutional accountability ahead of the two-phased Gujarat Assembly elections in December. Counting of votes and declaration of results will take place on December 19, Mullapally Ramachandran, the chairman of the Congress' central election authority, told reporters after the CWC meeting.

With Rahul Gandhi expected to be the only candidate in the fray, the 47-year-old is expected to take over the reins ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections starting December 9.

After months of speculation, the stage is now set for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party president from his mother Sonia Gandhi who has held the post for almost two decades.

Sonia Gandhi started her speech by putting forward the party agenda for the party president election, saying all but six states has completed the poll process and that it was time to conduct the elections to the top post.

At the Mansa rally Hardik Patel kept his attacks focused on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
At the Mansa rally Hardik Patel kept his attacks focused on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

According to the CWC schedule, the process of filing nominations will begin on December 1 and end on December 4, 2017. Rahul's reluctance to lead the party from the front was also seen as a reason for the delay in his coronation. "Thus, despite a disastrous track record, Rahul's elevation as the next Congress president was a foregone conclusion", he added.

Hitting back at Gandhi, Jaitley also said that rescheduling of Parliament sessions has happened several times before during election time.

And Mr Gandhi has been the face of the Congress campaign in various state-level polls, including in the ongoing Gujarat elections. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party general secretaries also attended the CWC meeting. We can not conceive that her guidance, her able leadership will not be available.

She said the government was sabotaging the session on "flimsy grounds".

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