Party workers greet Sonia on becoming Congress chief

A day after Sonia Gandhi was elected Congress chief unopposed for the record fourth term, party workers greeted her for the feat at her residence.

New Delhi: A day after Sonia Gandhi was elected Congress chief unopposed for the record fourth term, party workers today greeted her for the feat at her residence.

While some of the AICC general secretaries went to her residence in the morning, workers and leaders of Delhi Congress followed suit.

Chanting slogans in favour of the 63-year-old leader and carrying placards, the workers hailed her contributions to the Congress and the country.

West Delhi MP Mahabal Mishra arrived with a large number of followers. Carrying garlands and placards, they went inside 10 Janpath to greet Gandhi.

A delegation of Mahila Congress led by Prabha Thakur, the
President of the organisation, also greeted Gandhi. "The post of Congress president is a very big responsibility towards the nation," Gandhi said yesterday as she was given the certificate of her victory by the party`s Central Election Authority in-charge Oscar Fernandes.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a galaxy of leaders
including Union Ministers and AICC functionaries greeted the
party chief yesterday.

With Gandhi`s election, the Congress Working Committee
has been dissolved and a Steering Committee taken over the
role of the CWC. All the members of the CWC would be a part of
the Steering Committee.

The new CWC is expected to be elected in the plenary of
the Congress, scheduled to be held in the last week of
December this year.

PTI

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