Sonia Gandhi elected leader of new Congress lawmakers

Sonia Gandhi elected leader of new Congress lawmakers
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In India, Sonia Gandhi has been chosen the chairperson of the Congress's elected parliamentarians at the meeting of the party's parliamentary committee this morning. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed her name.

The suspense is now over whom the chairperson names as the leader of the party in parliament - her son Rahul Gandhi, who wants to step down as the party chief, or another member.

Amid efforts to get him to change his mind about resigning the party post, the Congress has debated the possibility of Rahul Gandhi at least leading the party in parliament. After Mrs Gandhi was named, Rahul Gandhi tweeted:

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