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No one wants to see Sonia replaced in her absence: Digvijaya Singh


Panaji: Days after Congress Working Committee (CWC) expressed “strong sentiment” for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party president, senior leader Digvijaya Singh today said the call on the issue will be taken by incumbent chief Sonia Gandhi at “right time”.

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“No one wants to sort of see that Sonia Gandhi is replaced in her absence. No one has criticised the decision to elevate Rahul Gandhi. Unanimously, CWC has said that it’s high time that Rahul Gandhi should take up the leadership,” the AICC general secretary told PTI here.

At its meeting held in Delhi earlier this week, the highest decision-making body of the Congress had unanimously voiced “strong sentiment” for the elevation of the Congress vice-president as party chief. Sonia couldn’t attend that meeting apparently on health grounds.

“…Now the issue is Sonia Gandhi is president of Congress so she has to take a call. No one wants to sort of see that Sonia is replaced in her absence. She could not attend the meeting because she was unwell,” Singh said.

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He further said, “The decision is with her. Whenever she feels the timing is right she will take a decision. Sonia is undisputed leader of the Congress party.”