Decks are being cleared to elevate Rahul Gandhi from the post of AICC General Secretary to that of the Working President of the Congress Party.
With the abrupt announcement that Sonia Gandhi had left for USA to undergo surgery and that a four member caretaker team in place to look after party affairs, sources say that it is imminent for Rahul Gandhi to take care of the reins of the party.
According to Tehelka and some other news sites, Sonia Gandhi is being treated at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and she will require six to eight weeks rest. \
These two months are also crucial for Congress and UPA as they have to deal with issues like Lokpal, 2G spectrum scam, Telangana statehood and Black money. Therefore, Rahul Gandhi will be made working president to deal with party matters.