Sonia’s tenure as Congress chief coming to an end?

New Delhi: As Sonia Gandhi completed a year as Congress interim president, the party today said she will continue to lead it till the time a ‘proper procedure’ is set in motion to elect the new party chief.

However, Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Sonia’s tenure was ‘coming to an end’. This is being perceived as a big development considering former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s reluctance to assume the top party position again.

“Her tenure is coming to an end. There’s proper procedure which CWC carries out. It’ll be done in near future & you’ll have a result. It’s written in Congress Constitution, we’re bound to do it & it’s being done,” said Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

“Sonia Gandhi is the president, she will continue till such time as a proper procedure is implemented and it will be implemented in the not too distant future,” he told reporters.

Sonia Gandhi has been Congress president from 1998 to 2017. She was credited with revival of the Congress in late 90s and early 2000s. Under her leadership, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) won two elections. She is chairperson of the UPA as well.


NT Bureau