What Does Sonia Gandhi's Return as Cong Chief Mean For The Party?

The Quint

Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday, 10 August, appointed as interim president of the Congress at a crucial meeting of the party's working committee, after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by party men to take back his resignation.

But what does Sonia's return as party chief after 20 months mean for the Congress? Can the party ever look beyond the Gandhi family?

'Don't Think Congress Can Do Without The Gandhis': Arati Jerath

Speaking on the matter during a primetime debate on BloombergQuint, senior journalist Arati Jerath said, "Neither do I think that the party can do without the Gandhis nor do I think that Gandhis will let go of the party.

The question is what do they expect of Sonia Gandhi? And what can Sonia deliver at a time when Congress has reached its lowest in Indian politics?"

She added that she believes that Sonia Gandhi could very well be acting as the "night watchman" till one of her children, Rahul or Priyanka, is ready to take over the reins of the party.

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