Rahul Gandhi takes charge as Congress president

Congress President Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, 16th December: Rahul Gandhi on Saturday (16th December) took over the charge of Congress President. He has been elected unopposed for this crucial position in the party.

Former Prime minister Manmohan Singh praised Sonia Gandhi for her leadership which he stated was important for the unity of Congress.
Addressing party workers and all delegates Manmohan also said,”Rahul Ji brings a new sense of dedication & commitment.”

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi also congratulated Rahul for taking charge as Congress President.

Other than Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, current and former Chief Ministers, MPs, senior Congress leaders, and all PCC chiefs, Rahul Gandhi’s sister along with her husband Robert Wadra also participated in the handing over ceremony.

The Congres workers are celebrating his appointment outside the party office. However, it would be a tough task for Rahul Gandhi as he is taking this position amid a huge political challenge of 2019 Loksabha Election.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Congress was making a new resolve for the country. “Today we are taking a pledge for a new movement in India.

“Free from fear, for freedom of expression, for eliminating discriminations, for promoting brotherhood and saving democracy.”

The entire process would be completed after the Central Election Authority President Mullapally Ramachandran hands over the Certificate of Election to the newly-elected Congress president.

Sonia Gandhi on Friday announced that it was time for her to retire, triggering immediate speculation about her future plans.

The Congress sought to quell it saying she has only retired from the party chief’s role and not from politics.

She also added that Rahul Gandhi has been playing an active role in the last three years.

The 47-year-old Gandhi scion’s formal takeover comes two days before the counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, the outcome of which could be a trendsetter for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Rahul Gandhi had been the party Vice President for over four years since 2013.



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