When asked for a piece of advice that he would give to the future Congress president, Rahul Gandhi said, "Remember you represent the vision of India." The Gandhi scion was addressing the media during the Kerala leg of the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra.
On being asked about the one piece of advice he'd give to Congress chief, Rahul Gandhi said, "you're taking a historic position which defines a particular view of India. Congress president is an ideological post. You represent a set of ideas, a belief system & vision of India." pic.twitter.com/zT89Xo4ciu— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
His remark comes amidst the buzz for the upcoming election for the party's presidential post. The nomination for the election starts in two days.The top leaders who have emerged as the possible runners for the party's coveted post are Rahul Gandhi, party MP Shashi Tharoor and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The elected representative will become the successor to the party's longest-serving leader, Sonia Gandhi.
Several party leaders, including election authority chief Madhusudan Mistry have said that anyone from the party can contest for the elections and there is no "one man, one post" policy.
However, the clamour for Rahul Gandhi to be made the party chief has been growing with eight state units of the principal opposition party having passed resolutions demanding that the Wayanad MP be made the party president.
Rahul Gandhi himself has remained tight-lipped on his decision to run for the party’s presidential post. Earlier, he made a cryptic remark about his decision and said, “Whether I become president (of Congress) or not will become clear when the election for the presidential post takes place.”
While addressing the media in Kanyakumari, he said that if he does not file the nomination, then he should be asked why he was against taking the leadership and he would answer.
RAHUL LEADS BHARAT JODO YATRA
Rahul Gandhi is currently in Kerala leading the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra. He commenced the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari on September 7. The yatra will conclude in Kashmir. It will cover a distance of 3,500 km and cross 12 states, taking roughly 150 days to complete.
Earlier, Gandhi had said his participation in the yatra was not just a political stand but also a personal journey. The Congress leader said he wishes to attain an understanding of himself and of the “beautiful country” through the yatra. “I think that two to three months later, I will be a little wiser,” he added.