According to senior politician M Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi would be pursued to return as Congress President. No one else in the party has a pan-India appeal. So we support Rahul Gandhi.

Any candidate for the party’s leadership should be well known nationwide. And we have support from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, West Bengal to Gujarat, according to the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

On Friday, Mr. Kharge told Press Trust of India that the Congress party should recognize and embrace him. Therefore, nobody of such prominence is present at the celebration.

He remembered that all top officials had “pressed” Sonia Gandhi to join the party and work for it. And they had asked Rahul Gandhi to “come and fight.”

“You provide me with a substitute. Who else is there from the party, save Rahul Gandhi? ” Mr. Kharge enquired.

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Regarding rumors that Rahul Gandhi is reluctant to assume the leadership role.

Mr. Kharge said he would be urged to do so “for the good of the party, for the sake of the nation, for battling the RSS-BJP and to keep the country unified.”

Rahul Gandhi is required to “Jodo Bharat,” according to Mr. Kharge, who referred to the party’s planned “Bharat Jodo Yatra, ” Rahul Gandhi needed to ” Jodo Bharat.”

“He will be asked for, coerced, and requested (to return as Congress President). We are in front of him. We’ll endeavour to find him “said the former Union Minister.

On Sunday, the party’s top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, will convene virtually to finalize the calendar of dates for the election of the Congress president.

The CWC meeting will be presided over by Sonia Gandhi. However, several politicians have openly urged Rahul Gandhi to take back the position of party leader.

On the matter, however, there is still ambiguity and tension. According to many party sources, Rahul Gandhi remains steadfast in his position that he would not lead the Congress.

He left his position as president of the Congress after the party lost the 2019 parliamentary elections for the second time.

After an open uprising by a group of leaders known as the G-23 in August 2020, Sonia Gandhi, who took over the reins of the party once again as temporary president, had also offered to resign. Still, the CWC had pushed her to stay in office.