Gandhi family ready to step down

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It looks like Sonia Gandhi the Congress chief and Rahul Gandhi the former PCC chief is making up their mind to give the AICC post to outsiders for the first time.

The chorus against the Gandhi family leadership has been growing and they want a change in the leadership. Now Prashant Kishore is all set to take over the Congress party in the form of General secretary it is learnt.

It has been suggested frequently by leaders both within the party and other opposition parties that the Congress, to get strengthened, must have a change in leadership. Several leaders, though, have been pushing for a comeback by Rahul Gandhi.

Asked about the issue, Rahul Gandhi talking to the media had said, “It is for the party workers to decide as to who should lead the party. I will do whatever the party wants me to do”.

The party elections promised to the dissidents are yet to happen despite several meets of the Working Committee – the party’s highest decision-making body – to discuss the matter.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, who till lately had been in jail and made a rare appearance, urged the opposition parties to work together and remove the BJP.

The Congress leader and former Union Minister Chidambaram suggested, should come to an understanding with the regional parties in states to put up a united front against the BJP.