In the recently-concluded Budget Session of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi took on the PM Modi on a range of issues including plight of farmers, cancellation of the Amethi Food Park and net neutrality.
"What new thing you are saying?", Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh remarked while replying to a query at the AICC briefing when asked whether the plans to make Gandhi as the next party chief was aimed at making him the main challenger to Modi.

Singh has been pitching for long for making Rahul Gandhi as the next party chief insisting that a generational change has to take place, wondering "can you defy the law of nature?"
The remarks of Singh came close on the heels of reports that Congress will be coming out soon with a revised schedule for its organisational polls amid signals that the election of the next party chief is going to be delayed beyond September.

Last week, AICC announced an extension of its enrollment drive by one month from May 15 to June 15.
Amid talk that Rahul Gandhi may be anointed as the next party chief, AICC had on March 26 announced its schedule for organisational elections in which the next Congress president was to be elected by September 30.

Sonia Gandhi is the longest-serving president of Congress being at the helm from March 1998 when she had replaced Sitaram Kesri.

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