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Sonia Gandhi re-elected leader of Congress Parliamentary Party, says Congress will come back strongly

Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 6:20pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna webdesk

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was re-elected leader of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) at its meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge proposed Sonia Gandhi's name which was seconded by senior leaders Mohsina Kidwai and others, according to party sources.

The CPP resolution stated that 'The Congress Party resolves to regroup, rebuild and revive under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi'.

Following the re-election, Sonia Gandhi said that the party had lost elections in the past as well, and come back strongly. She said this time too, the Congress would emerge strongly from defeat.

Gandhi went on to seek inputs from MPs on the strengths and weaknesses of the party, saying this would be critical for revamping the Congress Party. She advised Congressmen not to make acromonious statements in public against each other.

Sonia stated that being in the Opposition meant asking more questions, raising more issues, initiating more debates and always being the 'vigilant watchdog.' She added that the members of the Congress had to individually and collectively draw 'appropriate lessons' from the 'unprecedented setback' in the Lok Sabha elections.

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