Sonia Gandhi the fourth President of the Congress party after Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu and Indira Gandhi has decided to step down as President and allow Rahul Gandhi to take over probably in November this year. However she has not decided to retire from politics.
This will bring an end to Sonia’s 19 year presidency of the party. She will continue as member if the Congress Working Committee and will be the chairperson of the party’s Parliamentary Board.
After the change, the tension between the veteran leaders and Rahul should end as he will have the final say in matters. After Rahul returns from his trip to the U.S.,he will appoint his new team.