Sonia Gandhi elected as chairperson of CPP

Sonia Gandhi has been once again elected leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) at a meeting of party lawmakers at the Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by the party’s 52 newly elected Lok Sabha MPs and Rajya Sabha members.
Sonia Gandhi’s name was proposed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and seconded by Jharkhand MP Jothimani S and Kerala MP K Sudhakaran.
Sonia Gandhi, in her speech, lauded the role of Congress president Rahul Gandhi during the Lok Sabha polls. “Rahul led the “party from the front with dynamism”, she said, adding that the party with its 52 MPs in Lok Sabha will play the role of the opposition sincerely and raise people’s issues.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Sonia Gandhi and said, “Congratulations to Smt Sonia Gandhi on being elected Leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. Under her leadership, the Congress will prove to be a strong & effective opposition party, that will fight to defend the Constitution of India.”