NEW DELHI: Congress' longest-serving president Sonia Gandhi will turn 73 on Monday. However, in the wake of the assault on women and casualties due to fire in Delhi, Gandhi has decided not to celebrate her birthday.

According to certain media reports, the Congress president is unhappy with the rising crime against women in the country and also the apathy shown towards the victims. After gruesome rape and murder of Hyderabad veterinary Doctor, another rape survivor was burnt to death in UP's Unnao.

Sonia Gandhi took over as party president in 1998 and stepped down in 2017 to pave way for her son Rahul Gandhi who resigned after the poll debacle in 2019.

During Sonia Gandhi's tenure Congress saw successive government from 2004 to 2014 but was routed in 2014.

The party has adopted an aggressive posture against the government on the issue of rising crime against women, raising the issue in Parliament and outside.

The party is organising a rally on December 14 against government policies and economic slowdown. All the states have been asked to pitch in for the rally.

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