New Delhi: If the Congress ground swelling indicates anything, a plan is afoot to give bigger role and responsibility to the party general secretary Rahul Gandhi. The Gandhi scion is expected to make foray into national politics and become significant cog of the ruling dispensation while making any decision.

According to the sources, there is proposal to promote Rahul to the president of party working committee. Efforts are being made to equip Rahul who may play active role in the party and governance.

According to the party grapevine, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is likely to take a major decision on the formal coronation of Rahul Gandhi from November 14 to 19 before Sonia flies abroad for her follow up treatment.  

Earlier this month when Congress president Sonia Gandhi was recuperating from an undisclosed illness, Rahul was seen playing active role in the party as well as in running the government. The party president in her absence formed a core committee under the chairmanship of Rahul to take decision on the crucial issue of the party.

After Sonia Gandhi returned home, the party functionaries voiced in chorus for giving bigger role to Rahul. Even Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh batted for catapulting Rahul to mainstream politics.

JPN/Bureau