New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee ( CWC) late on Saturday named Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi its interim president after her son Rahul Gandhi refused another request from the party to continue in the post. She will hold the post until the party holds an election to pick a regular president.
The party’s highest decision-making body banked on the experience and tested leadership of Sonia Gandhi, to lead it in what the CWC described as “trying times”.
She returned as party president almost 20 months after making way for his son Rahul Gandhi in December 2017. Sonia has led the party for almost 19 years before she quit the post citing health reasons. The CWC hopes that Sonia Gandhi will reignite the party as much as it has relied on her to quell the internal turmoil.