Over the last few months, a chorus has been building for Rahul to take over as the Congress president.
Rahul Gandhi's elevation to the post of Congress high-command has been a matter of when rather than if.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is on a two-day visit to poll bound state of Gujarat to campaign for BJP, seems pretty confident of the party's win in state assembly elections. The Election Commission has set a December deadline for the Congress to conclude the exercise.
Agarwal said that the all the leaders claimed that with Sonia Gandhi finding it hard to contribute enough time to the organisation, it was the right time to elevate Rahul Gandhi to the top post of Congress.
The UPCC resolution will now be fforwarded to All India Congress Committee (AICC) for necessary action.
This was confirmed by his mother and the longest-serving president of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi.
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Even as the party has faced mounting electoral challenges, its poor electoral run has led to repeated speculation about the timing of Rahul's elevation.
On Tuesday, party leader Sachin Pilot referred to a unanimous proposal being passed on Rahul's election as the Congress president at an internal party meeting.
"Rahul Gandhi's able leadership will help us fight divisive forces", Hridayesh said.
Rahul Gandhi's political sphere so far has not been an impressive one and the Congress Vice president has failed to live up to the expectations but the senior party leaders and the prominent Congress politicians have always come out in favour of his election at the top post.
The former Union minister expressed confidence that Rahul would be the "face of the country" in 2019 and become prime minister.