Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India’s opposition Congress, has announced her resignation from the party presidency. Sonia Gandhi will take over as the party’s acting chief until a new leader is elected.

The Congress Working Committee meeting held after Sonia Gandhi’s announcement unanimously decided to continue her support.

Sonia Gandhi’s decision came after a letter from opponents and critics came out, criticizing the Gandhi family’s monopoly on the Congress leadership and calling for major changes and reforms in the party.

Sonia Gandhi has asked her party to start the process of selecting her successor.