Taranga Barta English Desk:
Sonia Gandhi has become the Congress president for now as the party’s top decision-making body, the Working Committee, decided it today after a meeting to choose her son Rahul Gandhi’s successor as the party chief.
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met for a second time on Saturday and accepted the resignation of outgoing party chief Rahul Gandhi before appointing Sonia Gandhi as the interim President of the party.
The official twitter handle of Congress, just a minute ago, tweeted: “Congress Working Committee unanimously names Smt. Sonia Gandhi as Interim President.”
Sonia Gandhi had held the post of Congress President between 1998 and 2017 before her son Rahul Gandhi took over the reins.
Party leaders said that all the five sub-groups formed region-wise to choose the new Congress President had recommended Rahul Gandhi’s name for the post, but the outgoing President refused to take the charge. The CWC members then recommended Sonia Gandhi’s name as the interim party chief.
— With Inputs From IANS