Sonia to Retire as the Congress President

Story highlights

  • Sonia Gandhi while speaking to the media outside the Parliament in New Delhi, threw the hint that she might retire as the Congress President on Friday
  • The party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala clarified through his Twitter account that she is not retiring from politics as of now
  • Rahul Gandhi, the scion of Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is going to be the sixth member the political family who would lead the Congress party

In the latest news break, Sonia Gandhi while speaking to the media outside the Parliament in New Delhi, threw the hint that she might retire as the Congress President on Friday.

In the recent updates, her son Rahul Gandhi is set to take over the Congress party, and Sonia Gandhi is looking to retire from the position of Congress President. Though the Congress party has clarified that she might not retire from the politics. The party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala clarified through his Twitter account that she is not retiring from politics as of now. He tweeted

The clarification from the party has come up after the outgoing Congress chief told reporters just ahead of the first day of the Parliament’s Winter Session, that she would soon be retiring. Her comment fueled the reports that Sonia Gandhi might put her political boots to rest now.

Sonia Gandhi was elected as the Congress chief in the year 1998, seven years after the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi in Srilanka. Rahul Gandhi is now taking ahead the legacy of his mother, which was held by Sonia Gandhi for nearly two decades.

Also Read: Rahul Gandhi Will Be The New Face Of Congress

Rahul Gandhi, the scion of Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is going to be the sixth member the political family who would lead the Congress party.

The 47-year-old Gandhi scion, Rahul Gandhi was formally declared as the Congress president on Monday night. Confirmation of the elevation came from the Congress’ Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramachandran. He said that the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing the name of Rahul as the Congress President.

Rahul had filed his nomination papers for the post of the party chief at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters on December 4.

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