Sonia elected Congress president : Fourth time in a row

Sonia Gandhi was unanimously elected for a fourth term as the Congress president . By doing so she will be setting several records in the history of the 125-year-old party, among them being the longest-serving incumbent.

Italian-born Sonia Gandhi (nee Maino), who has been the Congress president since 1998, is the seventh person of foreign origin to become the president of the Congress – a party formed to secure a greater share in governance for educated Indians.

“The post of a Congress president is a great responsibility,” Sonia Gandhi said after she was formally declared elected party chief unopposed for a record fourth term.

She said whether the party was in power or out of it, it had the responsibility of taking care of the emotions, aspirations and expectations of the people.

Prime minister Manmohan Singh applauded as Congress election authority in-charge Oscar Fernandes presented the certificate to Sonia.

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