Sonia Gandhi on Saturday assumes the presidency of Congress again two years after she gives up the post for her son Rahul Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi reversed as party president almost 20 months after making way for his son Rahul Gandhi in December 2017. Sonia has guided the party for almost 19 years before she quit the post mentioning health reasons.
She responded to the helm of the party two months after the Congress experienced a massive trashing in the Lok Sabha polls under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.
Another Congress leaders from Punjab and Haryana also hailed her appointment as interim president and said Sonia Gandhi has the appropriate experience to guide the party in the present circumstances.
Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday selected as interim president of the Congress at a significant meeting of the party’s working committee in New Delhi after Rahul Gandhi refused appeals by over to take back his resignation. The announcement was made Saturday night after Congress Working Committee (CWC) accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation at its second meeting of the day.
The party’s most powerful decision-making body banked on the experience and examined the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, to lead it in what the CWC described as “trying times”.
Former Union Minister and party’s Lok Sabha MP from Punjab, Manish Tewari said Sonia Gandhi has the appropriate experience to lead the party in the present circumstances.
“Happy to see Smt. Sonia Gandhiji back in the seat. It was the best choice in the current circumstances. Her experience and understanding will help guide@INCInida.
“Great news! Sonia Gandhi named @INCIndia President again. Look forward with much hope and determination towards this decision. Your relevant experience will help us in steering the party,” tweeted Preneet, wife of Amarinder Singh.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also greeted Sonia’s appointment as party’s interim president. Hooda said the party will be further strengthened under her able leadership. Hooda’s son and former Rohtak MP, Deepender Singh Hooda complimented Sonia on her appointment.