New Delhi: The Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) has unanimously elected Sonia Gandhi as its leader at a meeting in the Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday.
Sources said the meeting was attended by Congress party’s 52 newly-elected Lok Sabha MPs and Rajya Sabha members.
Gandhi represents Rae Bareli in Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and is the chairperson of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
The chief spokesperson of the party Randeep Surjewala tweeted:
Smt. Sonia Gandhi elected as the leader of Congress Parliamentary Party!
She says, ‘we thank the 12.13 Cr voters for reposing faith in the Congress Party’. pic.twitter.com/H4z9i3dN8B
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 1, 2019
According to reports, this is the first official meeting that the party chief Rahul Gandhi attended after May 25.
The CWC has already rejected Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign and unanimously passed a resolution authorising him to bring structural changes.