The Indian Overseas Congress (IOC, USA) has strongly supported the continuance of Congress President – Smt. Sonia Gandhi as Congress Party President as adopted by the Congress Working Committee – Indian National Congress. The members unanimously agreed that Smt. Sonia Gandhi has bravely led the party in dire circumstances in the past and bought the party to power in 2004 and 2009 and has taken on the divisive forces that threaten to disrupt the Idea of India. She has led the party as Interim President for the past year in spite of failing health and has IOC-USA appreciates her service to the Party and Country.
George Abraham (Vice-Chairman IOC- USA) lauded the years of strong and proven leadership by Mrs. Gandhi while hoping that the proposed transition in six months by CWC will unite the party and strengthen its hands to fight the growing threat to democracy itself”
Mohinder Singh Gilzian (President IOC-USA) said that in view of the reluctance of Rahul Gandhi to take on the post of President as desired by the majority of the Party members, it was in the best interest of the Party to have Smt. Sonia Gandhi as President so that the party is united and not demoralized.
Harbachan Singh said that the communal forces are spreading a lot of misinformation on the deliberations within the CWC for sinister purposes and said that the party was united in its request to Mrs.Gandhi to continue as Interim President.
Rajendar Dichpally said that Congress Party is more democratic than any party in India and cited the fact that the Party President was elected at AICC session’s but the same cannot be said about other Party’s.
Ravi Chopra congratulated the decision of the CWC in retaining Sonia Gandhi as Interim President and hoped that the Congress Party will soon have formal elections again to elect a new President. Malini Shah and Sophia Sharma said that Mrs.Gandhi was an inspirational leader who led the Party and given many sacrifices to keep India safe, secular and give equal opportunity to all people to succeed.
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