A day before the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the President of Congress Party, Reports went viral that Sonia Gandhi has announced her retirement from Politics.
Quickly, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala clarified: 'Sonia Gandhi has retired as President of Indian National Congress, not from Politics. Would sincerely request friends in the media to not rely upon innuendos'.
In response to a query, Sonia Gandhi said: 'My role now is to retire'. This Answer fueled the rumours of Sonia's retirement from politics.
Rahul Gandhi will take over the reins of the Congress Party on December 16th. He will be the sixth Nehru-Gandhi Scion to lead the party.
The appointment of Rahul Gandhi comes two days before the counting of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Polls. If Congress wins in Gujarat, That will boost his confidence and prepare the partymen for 2019 General Elections.