The Delhi unit of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) passed a resolution on Saturday requesting vice president Rahul Gandhi to take over as party president.
It is the first committee to pass such a resolution.
Recently, reports had been doing the rounds that Rahul Gandhi might take over as party president by the end of this month.
According to sources, the nomination for the post of party president is likely to start from October 10 provided there is more than one candidate in the fray.
However, the Central Election Authority of Congress has decided to fix the date around October 10 for the beginning of the election for the post of party president.
The results are expected to be announced by 25 October.
State presidents of the Congress Party will be asked to file nomination papers for the post of president either in state capitals or at the Congress headquarters.
The Central Election Committee of the Congress Party has reviewed the preparations for the elections with the returning officer.
The current party president is Sonia Gandhi.