Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress president in the presence of mother Sonia, Manmohan Singh [Photos]

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the new president of Indian National Congress

FP Staff December 16, 2017 13:22:08 IST
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the new president of Indian National Congress, taking the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. Twitter @INCIndia
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Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the new president of Indian National Congress, taking the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. Twitter @INCIndia
Rahul greets his mother and predecessor Sonia, and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Speaking at the event, Sonia said, "Our party has also lost many elections but our party will never bow down." PTI
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Rahul greets his mother and predecessor Sonia, and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Speaking at the event, Sonia said, "Our party has also lost many elections but our party will never bow down." PTI
Speaking at the event after he took over as Congress president, Rahul asked party members to stand up to BJP, saying anger and hatred cannot defeat his party. Twitter @INCIndia
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Speaking at the event after he took over as Congress president, Rahul asked party members to stand up to BJP, saying anger and hatred cannot defeat his party. Twitter @INCIndia
Several Congress leaders, including P Chidambaram, attended the event at the AICC headquarters. Twitter @INCIndia
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Several Congress leaders, including P Chidambaram, attended the event at the AICC headquarters. Twitter @INCIndia
The ceremony was marked by loud celebrations as scores of Rahul Gandhi supporters danced to upbeat tunes, raised slogans, burst crackers and distributed sweets outside the party office in New Delhi. Twitter @INCIndia
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The ceremony was marked by loud celebrations as scores of Rahul Gandhi supporters danced to upbeat tunes, raised slogans, burst crackers and distributed sweets outside the party office in New Delhi. Twitter @INCIndia