While speaking to ANI on his statement on Gandhi-Nehru family, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "The relation of Gandhi family with Congress party is not ordinary. Congress party has been connected with Nehru-Gandhi family since before independence. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi even sacrificed their lives. It is a family of martyrs." "Everyone in Congress party respects this family. Sonia Gandhi agreed to become party president till a next president is elected and I hope it will be beneficial to the party. We believe that under Sonia Gandhi's leadership, party will strengthen itself," he added.