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Even though the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday stated the election for the party's president will take place on October 17, senior leaders have asked Rahul Gandhi to retake control of Congress.

"In my opinion, and in the opinion of all the employees, Rahul Gandhi ought to lead the Congress at this moment... Only he has the ability to raise the Congress. According to Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, "He can unite and strengthen the party."

Kharge has been repeated by other leaders like Salman Khurshid and Ashok Gehlot. Rahul Gandhi continues to be the top choice of the Congress membership to lead the party, according to Khurshid.

Harish Rawat, a former chief minister of Uttarakhand, stated that party members "expect and implore" Gandhi to take the position.

Rahul Gandhi not being elected party president, according to Gehlot, would be disappointing. "He should accept the position and comprehend the feelings of party members."

In the midst of rumours that the Gandhi family would move aside to create room for a party leader who is not a member of the Gandhi family, the CWC announced the polling date for the Congress president's election on Sunday. The election's final schedule was delayed from the planned schedule by about a month.