Sonia had taken over as the Congress president from Sitaram Kesari in 1998 and is the longest-serving head in the party's 131-year history.
Rahul also targeted BJP-led Vijay Rupani Gujarat government for "failing to provide employment to youth" and neglecting development in many parts of the state.
Rahul is set to take over as Congress chief from his mother after Diwali, sources said. On being asked about chances of BJP securing over 150 seats in the Gujarat elections, he told ANI, "Easy target for BJP as development and infrastructure work done here is a symbol of trust".
He was referring to Rahul Gandhi's two visits to Gujarat during which he visited several temples, including Kabir Mandir in Saliya and was seen sporting a "tilak" on his forehead.
Rahul Gandhi posted a series of tweets wherein he targeted the Prime Minister over the latter's home state Gujarat. "That is why when terrorist like Ishrat Jahan was killed by security forces in Gujarat then Rahul Gandhi came to support her", said Adityanath", Adityanath said. It is now been learnt that the decision will be taken by Rahul Gandhi, post his elevation as INC President. The Uttar Pradesh Congress on Thursday had passed a resolution to the head office demanding Rahul Gandhi's appointment as the Congress President. He has been the party vice president since 2013.
"When Gujarat witnessed heavy floods then Narendra Modi and Amit Shah came here but Rahul Gandhi fled to Italy", said Adityanath. "The whole DNA of Congress has been reeking of corruption", he said. "I am here to witness and take this experience back to people of Uttar Pradesh to enable them to participate in the growth process. Ultimately, due to the efforts of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bharat Ratna was bestowed upon Sardar Patel", said Adityanath. The 14th legislative assembly election in Gujarat is to be held by the end of 2017 as the term of 13th assembly ends on January 22, 2018.