"My role is to retire" says congress head Sonia Gandhi

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As the grand old party, Congress, gears up to formally make Rahul as party President on Saturday, there has been talk of whether or not his mother would formally be made a political chairman emeritus.

"My role is now to retire", she said sparking off speculation of her retirement from politics. It's a clear indication that Sonia Gandhi will now be available only for strategies but not on the forefront.

Rahul Gandhi led the extensive campaigning of the Congress party in Gujarat, where the party is attempting to return to power after a span of 22 years.

Rahul Gandhi would be the 60th Congress president since its establishment 1885, sixth member of Nehru-Gandhi family to hold the post. She entered politics in 1994, three years after the assignation of her husband, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

With the exit polls predication showing BJP's win, Rahul is likely to begin his party's presidency with two new electoral defeats. Under her 19-year leadership, the Congress had won consecutive Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and 2009.

Rahul Gandhi is all set to take over Congress.

Congress national spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that Smt. As the time came who will become the prime minister Sonia Gandhi being the politician that she has proposed the name of Dr Manmohan Singh and that decision created an unrest and many Congress workers and cadres wanted Mrs Gandhi to lead the charge.

India is changing and Sonia over the last 4-5 years has taken a backseat and also with her health deteriorating her participation in the party affairs has been quite limited one.

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