A couple of days back, sources firmly stated that Mukul Wasnik might be the next Congress President, as
Rahul Gandhi stepped down from his post. Although the Congressmen requested Rahul to lead the party, he vehemently denied. Only then, the Congress Working Committee decided to choose the leader. Earlier, sources said that Rahul and
Sonia Gandhi decided not to take the leadership and hence, a non-Gandhi leader would take up the post.
It was also stated that Rahul and Sonia didn’t want to choose the leader and left the choice to the party. When the working committee announced the names, Mallikarjun Kharge, Mukul Wasnik and Jyotiraditya Scindia for the Congress President, except a few people, none supported them. So, they have decided to go with Sonia for the Interim. Finally, Sonia accepted it. Earlier in May, when Rahul quit his post, Sonia was asked to take up the position, but she refused.