Sonia named interim president after Rahul firm on quitting

As the evening wore on into the night, Sonia Gandhi’s coterie trumped Rahul Gandhi’s Young Turk to appoint her as the interim Congress President.

After day-long deliberations, the Congress on Saturday failed to name a party leader from outside the Gandhi family. The Congress Working Committee (CWC)finally accepted Rahul’s resignation.

Sonia Gandhi, who is ailing and had stepped down as party President in December 2017, is again to head the grand old party. Her name was announced at the CWC meeting, which ended its deliberations after more than two hours, in its second meeting of the day.

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