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Priyanka Gandhi refuses Congress chief post
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Priyanka Gandhi refuses Congress chief post

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Sources say Priyanka Gandhi has told senior Congress leaders that there is no question of her taking the top post; she would continue to serve the party in her current role.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has turned down requests to take over as Congress president, according to the highly placed sources who are close to the developments.

It is leant that Priyanka Gandhi opened her mind before a group of senior Congress leaders who approached Priyanka with the request to take over the AICC chief post, a role that her brother Rahul Gandhi relinquished after the party's national election debacle in May.

Priyanka Gandhi, 47, has told senior Congress leaders that there is no question of her taking the top post rather than prefer to continue to serve the party in her current role, sources said.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had reportedly said ,"leave my sister out of it".

The Congress has been struggling since Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the post of Congress chief, urging party to look for a new chief, a non-Gandhi. For the party headed by a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family for much of its 134-year history, it is a tough break.