‘It was inevitable’: Rahul Gandhi poised to take over from his mother as leader of India’s Congress party

Rahul Gandhi could be named head of India’s opposition Congress party within hours, a source said, shortly after he filed his candidacy for the role on Monday.
Speculation has been rife for months that the 47-year-old vice-president of the party would soon take over from his mother Sonia, who has led Congress for 19 years.
Elections for the post had been scheduled for December 16, but with hours to go before nominations close, no one else has yet come forward publicly as a candidate….