New Delhi, Dec 28: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that he is going to visit Europe for few days. Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to announce his Europe trip and also greeted people ahead of New Year 2016. Rahul didn’t disclose the exact location where he is scheduled to stay. “I will be travelling to Europe for a few days. A very Happy New Year to everyone,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi. “I hope the new year brings much joy and happiness to you and everyone close to you!,” he added. Also Read - Centre Targeting Those Supporting Farmers: Rahul Gandhi on I-T Raids on Taapsee Pannu & Anurag Kashyap

According to a Indian Times report, Rahul Gandhi is going Europe to do Buddhist vipassana and will return on 9 March. Rahul Gandhi has given a blueprint to his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the revival of the party along with his leave application. (ALSO READ: Is Rahul Gandhi still not ready to lead the party?) Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: AIADMK, DMK Continue Seat-sharing Talks, Fate of Sasikala to be Decided

There are speculations that Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president within this year. The change of guard is expected to happen either in April or in November. A section of the Congress guard believed that Rahul’s elevation before Sonia Gandhi’s tenure comes to end in September will send a wrong signal to party workers.

Organisational elections in Congress are going to be held in November and Rahul Gandhi is likely to wait till the election gets over as he wants to work with new team.