Vastavam web: Rahul Gandhi, who is the vice president of All India Congress committee is going to be made president of the party soon. His mother, present president Sonia Gandhi confirmed this with media. 47-year-old Rahul has been serving as the party’s vice-president since 2013. Sonia Gandhi had assumed responsibility as the Congress President in 1998, succeeding Sitaram Kesari. Having been at the helm of the affairs for 19 years, Sonia is the longest-serving head in the party’s 131-year history. Over the last few months, a chorus has been building for Rahul to take over as the Congress president. Earlier this month, Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot had hinted that Rahul might take over the reins of the party after Diwali, insisting that the time had come for the party vice-president to lead from the front.