Rahul Gandhi officially declared Congress president

Rahul Gandhi has been named the next president of the Congress. He will take over from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has been the longest-serving party president so far, after having taken charge in 1998. Rahul Gandhi’s elevation comes after months of speculation about him soon leading the party. He serves as the Vice-President of the Indian National Congress party, the Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. He is the second-highest-ranked member of the Congress Working Committee. He also serves as Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust. Gandhi formerly served as a general secretary in the All India Congress Committee.