Rahul could have become PM in 10 yrs UPA rule, Sonia held him back: Sidhu
With Sonia Gandhi clearly stating that Rahul would become the Congress president soon, former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that Rahul Gandhi is a "man of character".
Sidhu said Congress was in power, party president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi "sacrificed" their positions, according to an HT report.
"Either of them could have been the Prime Minister. This shows their character. In those ten years of rule, madam (Sonia Gandhi) held back Rahul bhai . And now - when time is tough - Rahul Gandhi is bearing the brunt of everything and marching on. He is a man of character,", an HT report quoted Sidhu as saying.
Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that Rahul Gandhi will be made Congress president soon. She said this on the sidelines of a function to release former president Pranab Mukherjee's autobiography.
When asked about Rahul's elevation to the post of Congress president, Sonia said, "Will be done soon."
It was earlier reported that Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president post-Diwali. This was informed by Congress leader Sachin Pilot in an interview with news agency PTI.
Pilot told PTI that "there is a general sentiment" in the Congress that Rahul Gandhi should take charge and lead from the front.
Almost all state Congress units have passed a unanimous resolution, demanding the elevation of Rahul as the party chief.