Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has welcomed Sonia Gandhi's appointment as interim president of the Congress as the best decision in the current circumstances and said her experience and understanding will help guide the party.
Other Congress leaders from Punjab and Haryana also hailed her appointment as interim president and said Sonia Gandhi has the right experience to guide the party in the present circumstances.
Happy to see Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji back in the saddle. It was the best decision in the current circumstances. Her experience and understanding will help guide @INCIndia. I wish her and the party all the best. pic.twitter.com/IathmJDkBq
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 10, 2019
Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday appointed as interim president of the Congress at a crucial meeting of the party's working committee in New Delhi after Rahul Gandhi refused plea by partymen to take back his resignation.
The announcement was made Saturday night after Congress Working Committee (CWC) accepted Rahul Gandhi's resignation at its second meeting of the day.
The party's highest decision-making body banked on the experience and tested leadership of Sonia Gandhi, to lead it in what the CWC described as "trying times".
Former Union Minister and sitting MP from Patiala, Preneet Kaur also hailed Sonia being made the interim president.
Great news! Smt Sonia Gandhi appointed @INCIndia President again. Look forward with much hope and determination towards this decision. Your valuable experience will help us in steering the party. pic.twitter.com/lp8izVOVTw
— Preneet Kaur (@preneet_kaur) August 10, 2019
Former Union Minister and party's Lok Sabha MP from Punjab, Manish Tewari said Sonia Gandhi has the right experience to guide the party in the present circumstances.
Overseeing the affairs of @INCIndia since several years, Smt.#SoniaGandhi has the right experience to guide the party in the present circumstances. Welcoming #CongressWorkingCommittee's decision to pass on the reins to her by nominating her as the interim President.
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) August 10, 2019
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also welcomed Sonia's appointment as party's interim president.
Hooda said the party will be further strengthened under her able leadership.
Hooda's son and former Rohtak MP, Deepender Singh Hooda congratulated Sonia on her appointment.
— Deepender S Hooda (@DeependerSHooda) August 10, 2019
She returned to the helm of the party two months after the Congress suffered a massive drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls under Rahul Gandhi's leadership.
Updated Date: Aug 11, 2019 11:54:17 IST