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Congress to complete organisational polls by October-end

IANS | New Delhi |

The Congress has decided to complete its organisational elections by the end of October, said a party source on Friday.

The decision came after the Election Commission (EC) extended from June 30 to December 31 the deadline for the party to hold the organisational polls.

"The party has not finalised the schedule yet. It is under process. A detailed schedule will be prepared to complete the polls by October-end," said the source.

"The party's election authority is working on the schedule," he added.

This would pave the way for elevation of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the President, apart from several other changes in the organisational set-up.

According to the party source, AICC Central Election Authority Chairman Mullappally Ramachandran had a meeting with party President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ahmad Patel, A.K. Antony and Janardan Dwivedi on Wednesday to discuss the schedule.

The Congress, which was earlier given an ultimatum by the Election Commission to complete its organisational polls by June-end, had informed the panel that this could be done only by December 2017.

Earlier, the party is believed to have questioned the deadline fixed by the Commission.