Earlier, reports had emerged that the former Congress president would take retirement from politics.
Taking to Twitter, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "Would sincerely request friends in the media to not rely upon innuendos. Sonia Gandhi has retired as President of Indian National Congress and not from politics. Her blessings, wisdom and innate commitment to Congress ideology shall always be our guiding light."
Sonia, the longest-serving president of the party, assumed the responsibility in 1998 succeeding Sitaram Kesri. (ANI)