It looks like, after handing over the responsibility of Congress Party in the hands of Rahul Gandhi the former president of Congress Sonia Gandhi has decided to take a break from her routine work and landed in Goa to spend some quality time and enjoy the vacation and to celebrate the new year. According to reports, Mrs. Gandhi has arrived in Goa on 26th December and she will be leaving back to Delhi in the first week of January…

Finally, the battle of Gujarat has got over and Rahul proved his worth this time on the political battlefield. Rahul and Mrs. Gandhi were busy chairing review meetings in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh following the defeat in the election, and Sonia decided to come to Goa for spending the end of the year and going back to Delhi rejuvenated in the new year. According to the sources, Mrs. Gandhis staying at The Leela in south Goa.

In fact, earlier it was Rahul who used to spend a lot of time on vacation while his mother Sonia used to shoulder the responsibility of Congress Presidentship but, now the picture has changed and now Sonia is on vacation while Rahul is busy in the party work.

According to the sources, This south Goa property is a favorite with Sonia as it offers her a privacy which few resorts do. Stepping down after being the longest-serving president of the Congress party, it is a holiday well deserved. Sonia was seen in a relaxed mood, freely interacting with tourists and even cycling during her stay at the exclusive resort. She even obliged other guests and residents seeking selfies with her. She was seen at the breakfast table waiting patiently for her masala dosa being prepared.           

The mother it seems is happy to have passed on the baton to son Rahul. In fact, sources say, Sonia has been in retirement mode for long and has been urging her son to take over as she wanted a break. A visibly happy and smiling Sonia formally handed over charge of the party to Rahul earlier this month. The same day, while son Rahul was meeting and accepting greetings from Congress delegates from across the country, Sonia and daughter Priyanka went to Khan market in Delhi and were shopping for cards and stationary at the Archies gallery.       

This is not the first visit by the former Congress president to Leela, Goa, in the recent past. She had gone there a few weeks back when Delhi witnessed its worst spell of air pollution this year. Sonia is acutely asthmatic and her doctors had then advised her to leave Delhi.  Sources say that Sonia is spending time at the Leela with selected close friends. She is doing her yoga and reading books. And has stayed away from watching or keeping track of the news.

SOURCE: NEWS 18

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