Dr. Ashok Acharya, associate professor of political science at Delhi University while commenting on Digvijaya Singh's statement said that Rahul Gandhi would like to take a greater role in the party rather than in the government.
“I would somewhere probably suspect that he will take a greater control of the party rather than the government. He is likely to be at helm of the party in a more formal manner. We all have been hearing that it was Rahul Gandhi who calling the shots when Sonia was away on health grounds. That (Rahul becoming Congress president) is a possibility I will say, but not a distinct possibility as nothing has come out from the Congress as such. This possibility is credible because we have been hearing it for so long. But knowing his way of work I don't think that he would be brave enough to become party president. I would not be surprised if a formal request is made to him to lead the party and I would not be equally surprised if he says no to it,” said Dr. Acharya.
Notably law minister Salman Khurshid had created a stir within the party when he said recently that Rahul Gandhi was only playing a 'cameo role' and he needs to take up bigger responsibilities.
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