Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president on 10 August 2019, after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) announcement.
Earlier, the CWC accepted the resignation of Ex-President Rahul Gandhi.
Many party leaders, including state chiefs and MPs, suggested Rahul Gandhi remain in the post. However, he refused the proposal.
Therefore, after a marathon meeting of the CWC, decided to name Sonia Gandhi as the interim party president.
Sonia Gandhi, real name Edvige Antonia Albina Maino, was born on 9th December 1946, Lusiana, Veneto region, Italy.
Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-born Indian politician who was president of the Indian National Congress from 1998–2017 and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (2004– till now), a coalition of center-left parties.
Sonia Gandhi married former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and look at the Congress party after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1991.