Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said her son Rahul Gandhi will take over as the party chief soon. “You have been asking this for so many years, and it is now happening,” Sonia Gandhi told NDTV.

Sonia Gandhi has been the party’s longest-serving president. Her statement comes a week after the Delhi unit of the All India Congress Committee had passed a resolution asking Rahul Gandhi to take over as president of the party. On October 1, Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot had said that Rahul Gandhi may take over as president soon after Diwali.

The Congress vice president had indicated in September that he was ready to take on the responsibility. During his address at the University of California in Berkley on September 12, he had brushed off a remark about being a dynast, and said he was “absolutely ready” to take up an executive responsibility if the party asked him to do so.