Manmohan, other Cong leaders back Rahul as he files nomination
New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Congress leaders and veterans on Monday welcomed the party Vice President Rahul Gandhi filing his nomination for the post of president, paving the way for his elevation to the top post.
All party senior leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and state Chief Ministers were present at 24, Akbar Road -- Congress Party headquarters -- to support the 47-year-old leader who will be the fifth Gandhi at the party helm, if chosen, which is almost a certainty.
Dr Singh said Mr Gandhi is a darling of the Congress and he will carry forward the great traditions of the party. He said, '' Ms Sonia Gandhi has very ably served the Congress party for 19 years. This is yet another step to carry forward the great tradition.