While Congress Says Sonia Gandhi Hasn’t Retired From Politics. Probably She Would Be Unofficial Party President. SoniaGandhi, who became Congress president in 1998, steered the 132-year-old party for 19 years. INC party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala clarified that she has retired from her post as party prez, not from politics.
Sonia Gandhi on Thursday while speaking to the media on Loksabha premises said that ‘My role is to retire’. She said that keeping her health in mind, she has decided to stay away from active politics .
Rahul Gandhi will assume the office as Congress party president on Friday .