Chandigarh: Congress leader from Punjab and Amritsar MP Captain Amarinder Singh has said that was time for Congress president Sonia Gandhi to step down and hand over the reins of the party to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra.
In an interview to News18, he also said that at the age of 70, it was obvious that Sonia was exhausted, tired and wants to change.
Singh was quoted as saying to the TV channel - "I have worked with Sonia ji since 1998. I found her a really good leader. She is nearly 70 years old and I am 74. The time has come for a new generation to emerge. She has worked very hard. She is working in the whole country. Obviously she is exhausted, tired and wants to change. I think it's only fair if she wishes to handover.
Assembly elections in Punjab are due next year and Singh is the party’s CM candidate.
Meanwhile, earlier, after the Assembly election results of five states were declared on May 19, Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh had tweeted:
Today's results disappointing but not unexpected. We have done enough Introspection shouldn't we go for a Major Surgery ?
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) May 19, 2016