On the first day of the Winter session, Sonia Gandhi announced her retirement as Rahul Gandhi is set to take over as the Congress President. Sonia Gandhi remained in the post for 19 years. When asked about her role after Rahul Gandhi takes over as party president she replied "My job is to retire,". Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as Congress president on Monday. The 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family was the lone candidate in the fray. Rahul Gandhi became the vice-president of the party in January 2013.