Senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari has welcomed the appointment of Sonia Gandhi as interim president of the party, saying this was the best option for the party in the present circumstances.
Tiwari said that Sonia Gandhi had taken charge of the Congress on March 14, 1998 when the party was facing a grim situation .
“Thereafter Congress returned to power in several states and in 2004, the United Progressive Alliance came to power at the Centre and remained in power for 10 years,” Tiwari told reporters here on Sunday.
“With the appointment of Sonia Gandhi as interim president, the golden days of the Congress are set to return and the country will see an end of a rule which is based on false promises and assurances,” he said, adding that party workers were happy over this appointment.
Tiwari said that Congress would certainly hit back at the BJP and in Uttar Pradesh too the party will return to power.
However, the Congress leader, without making any comment on the scrapping of Article 370, said that the country was united and would fight against any outside aggression.
“The issue of Kashmir is an internal matter of the country and no one can threaten us,” he added.
The Congress leader also condemned the Haryana Chief Minister for his “derogatory” remarks on girls of Kashmir.