Cong Picks Sonia as Interim Prez

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The Congress picks UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi as the new Congress interim president, says Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) made a last ditch effort on Saturday evening to persuade Rahul Gandhi to continue as the party president, and proposed that if Rahul still doesn’t relent, Sonia Gandhi should be the interim president and oversee elections for the top post.

“We have decided to have Sonia Gandhi as the interim President of the party….we will have a full-time President after our internal elections.” Congress leader PL Punia told media.

Rahul Gandhi said that the discussion to appoint new Congress president at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday was briefly stopped to discuss Jammu and Kashmir situation.

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