Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President, replaces his mother Sonia Gandhi
Congress party today announced that its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been elected as the next President of the party and will replace his mother Sonia Gandhi. However, is likely to take charge only after the Gujarat elections conclude, sources indicate. He is the sixth in the Gandhi-Nehru family to head the party after his great great grandfather Motilal Nehru, great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi. His mother and incumbent party president Sonia Gandhi had signed the first nomination paper for the election of her son.