In this newsbreak, Republic TV has accessed former Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s letter to Congress leaders where she seeks support for her son and current party president Rahul Gandhi, ahead of the 2019 elections.
Earlier in December, Rahul followed the footsteps of his mother who had been holding the post for almost two decades. Furthermore, his elevation came amid increasing drama as certain leaders voiced their lack of confidence in Rahul's ability to hold them together, the way his mother did.
During the course of the letter, the Sonia emphasises that Rahul is her boss too and further hopes that everyone will work with him and show the same loyalty, as they did when she was in power. She says,
‘In the meantime, we have elected a new Congress President and on your behalf and on my own, I wish him all the very best. He is now my boss too—let there be no doubt about that – and I know that all of you will work with him with the same dedication, loyalty and enthusiasm as you did with me. I am confident that we will work cohesively under his leadership to revive our Party’s fortunes.’
The 47-year-old leader, was on December 16, was handed over the certificate in the presence of his mother and predecessor Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and other senior party leaders.