Sonia Gandhi steps down as Congress chief

Vastavam web: Sonia Gandhi has communicated to her party colleagues that she is stepping down as the interim party president, following a letter written to her by at least 23 party leaders demanding a leadership overhaul. Sonia’s move comes ahead of the CWC meeting slated for Monday, where there is expected to be a call for a new leader to take on the role of party president. Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, however, said there has been no such official communication about leadership change. “Mrs. Gandhi hasn’t given any such quote or interview to anyone about leadership change,” Surjewala told reporters outside the Congress office Sunday.