Being Congress President not an easy task: Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Mar. 14 : Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, who completed 15 years in the post on Thursday, said being the chief of a major political party in India, was not easy task, and praised Congress rank and file for giving her wholehearted support to do her job with all the responsibility at her command.
"It was not an easy task. But it was made possible due to your support and the love and affection of the grass root and ordinary workers which made the task easier and the credit goes to them", the 66-year-old Gandhi told party leaders here today.
Gandhi is currently in the fourth term of the Presidentship which expires in 2015. Changes have been made in the party constitution that now mandates organisational polls after five years instead of three years earlier.
She is the longest serving Congress president in its 127 years of existence.
The event was not marked by any celebrations as per Gandhi's instructions.
The highpoint of her political career was in May 2004 when she successfully led the Congress regain power at the Centre. However, in a dramatic turn of events, she declined the Prime Ministership and nominated economist-turned-politician Manmohan Singh to the top political post.
Gandhi assumed charge of the Congress Party in March 1998.