Congress names Sonia Gandhi as interim president
Author: Desk August 11, 2019
After day-long deliberations, Congress Working Committee unanimously named Sonia Gandhi as interim Congress president .
The announcement was made on Saturday night after CWC accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation during its second meeting of the day.
A number of leaders, including state chiefs and MPs, backed Rahul Gandhi to continue on the post despite his refusal to reconsider his resignation.
However, he did not budge from his stand of quitting as party chief. The CWC then decided to name Sonia Gandhi as the interim party chief.