1. Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president unopposed; to take over on December 16

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president unopposed; to take over on December 16

Rahul Gandhi has been made the President of the grand old party. He received as many as 89 nominations proposals.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2017 4:41 PM
The new Congress President-Rahul Gandhi

The crown prince of the country’s oldest political party, Congress has been finally elevated to the top spot, taking over from mother Sonia Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi has been made the President of the grand old party. He received as many as 89 nominations proposals. “89 nomination proposals were received, all were valid.Since there was only one candidate. I hereby, declare Rahul Gandhi elected as the president of Indian National Congress,” revealed senior leader Mullappally Ramachandran. He is set to take charge on December 16. The celebrations outside Congress office in Delhi have started after the official announcement of Rahul Gandhi as the Party President. Expressing his delight over Rahul becoming the party president, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “Entire country has lots of expectations from Rahul Gandhi. Much before he was elected he has shown his mettle. He knows his responsibility.”

Congress took to its Twitter handle to congratulate the new President, saying, “The entire Indian National Congress family would like to convey our best wishes to incoming President Rahul Gandhi, and wish him a successful tenure as he continues to lead from the front.” Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Tharad, Viramgam, Savli and Gandhinagar on the Navsarjan Yatra today.

See pics of Congress leaders celebrating:

Celebrations in Delhi after Rahul Gandhi was announced party president (Source: ANI)
Celebrations in Delhi after Rahul Gandhi was announced party president (Source: ANI)
Celebrations in Delhi after Rahul Gandhi was announced party president (Source: ANI)

The photos of the party leaders celebrating outside the party office in Dehradun, Uttarakhand are out. The leaders can be seen playing with colours and distributing sweets on Rahul’s ascent. SEE PICS:

Celebrations in Dehradun after Rahul Gandhi was announced party president (Source: ANI)
Celebrations in Dehradun after Rahul Gandhi was announced party president (Source: ANI)
Celebrations in Dehradun after Rahul Gandhi was announced party president (Source: ANI)

Former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi lashing out at the incumbent government termed Rahul Gandhi as the only leader who can be relied upon. He said, “This is the worst time in India under present govt. In such time Rahul Gandhi has been elected as party President. In Gujarat, he has proved he is the only candidate who can be relied upon. He is facing Modi confidently.”

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    dattatreyahg
    Dec 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    Crown Prince !! What kind of a democracy are we living in ??!! Congress is really great. Papers like Fin Ex using such words is highly deplorable
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    1. Devendra Singh
      Dec 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm
      Elevation of Rahul Gandhi to the top post of Congress Party PRESIDENT is as expected.He should work very hard to prove that his elevation is not because he is the Son of SoniaGandhi.other wise he may not find his dynasty rule culture for a longer time.
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        Mr Indian
        Dec 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm
        how is this an Surprising News,It should become an news Also.all Media are 10 jp lickers....
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