Happy To See Sonia Gandhi Back At Congress’ Helm, Says Amarinder Singh
Sonia Gandhi, Interim President of the Indian National Congress. (Photographer: Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg News)

Happy To See Sonia Gandhi Back At Congress’ Helm, Says Amarinder Singh

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh welcomed Sonia Gandhi’s appointment as interim president of the Congress as the best decision in the current circumstances and said her experience and understanding will help guide the party.

Other Congress leaders from Punjab and Haryana also hailed her appointment as Congress’ interim president and said Sonia Gandhi has the right experience to guide the party in the present circumstances.

“Happy to see Sonia Gandhiji back in the saddle. It was the best decision in the current circumstances. Her experience and understanding will help guide @INCInida. I wish her and the party all the best,” Singh said in a tweet.

Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday appointed as interim president of the Congress at a meeting of the party’s working committee in New Delhi, after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by partymen to take back his resignation.

The announcement was made Saturday night after Congress Working Committee accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation at its second meeting of the day.

The party’s highest decision-making body banked on the experience and tested leadership of Sonia Gandhi, to lead it in what the CWC described as “trying times”.

Former Union Minister and sitting Member of Parliament from Patiala, Preneet Kaur also hailed Sonia Gandhi’s appointment as party’s interim president.

Former Union Minister and party’s Lok Sabha MP from Punjab, Manish Tewari, said that Sonia Gandhi has the right experience to guide the party in the present circumstances.

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also welcomed the move. Hooda said that the party will be further strengthened under her able leadership.

Sonia Gandhi returned as party president almost 20 months after making way for his son Rahul Gandhi in December 2017. Sonia has led the party for almost 19 years before she quit the post citing health reasons.

She returned to the helm of the party two months after the Congress suffered a drubbing in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.

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