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     New Delhi  : Rahul Gandhi, 47, on Saturday took over as the new Congress President with much fanfare, dancing and bursting of crackers by party workers and vowed to turn Congress as India’s “grand old and young party” to defeat the politics of anger and hatred practised by the BJP. His message to the party was never to buckle down, back down when the Congress is attacked but stand up to them

  • Congress’s working style, corrupt ways remain same: BJP on Rahul’s elevation

    New Delhi : The Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday shrugged off Rahul Gandhi’s remarks immediately after his elevation as the Congress President, requesting him not to demean the basic nature of democracy in the country, shutting eyes to the nation’s progress under the Modi government.


    Rahul will lead the party with courage, dedication: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Handing over the charge of Congress president to her son Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi today said the party should set its house in order and be ready for any sacrifice to stop the communal forces in the country. Congratulating Rahul Gandhi on his elevation, she said personal attacks on her son have made him fearless and voiced confidence that the young leadership will infuse new vigour in

  • Rahul Gandhi takes over as new Congress President, all the details from his grand swearing-in

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as Congress president by succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi. The 47-year-old was officially declared party president in a ceremony held at the party’s 24 Akbar Road headquarters here. He was given the certificate of Congress president by Mullappally Ramachandran, the chairman of the party’s central election authority, who oversaw the organisational polls.

  • Rahul Gandhi’s impending takeover sparks celebrations outside Congress office

    New Delhi, Scores of Rahul Gandhi supporters broke into loud celebrations, shook their legs to upbeat music, raised slogans, burst crackers and distributed sweets outside the Congress office here on Saturday ahead of his taking over as the new President of the Grand Old Party. Gandhi will take over the reigns of the party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has helmed the party for 19 long years.

  • Rahul Gandhi will infuse new energy into Congress: Sachin Pilot

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Saturday said party president-elect Rahul Gandhi had always been a unanimous choice of the lakhs of workers across India, and would infuse a new energy into the party.

  • Sonia retiring? Party quick to say ‘no’

    Her remark triggered wild speculation as all in the AICC headquarters here so far believed that she would be hoisted as a sort of the political chairman emeritus or patron of the party.

  • Sonia Gandhi’s political journey: From reluctant politician to Congress’ high command

    Sonia Gandhi, president of Indian National Congress (INC) will be retiring today from her post as party president and Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take over as new Congress President. Mrs Gandhi’s political journey has seen lots of ups and downs and it would be fair to say that Sonia Gandhi has seen it all and now the time has come for the new generation to take over and it will

  • Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?

    Indian National Congress (INC) is India’s grand old political party and even after 132-years is still going strong amidst winds of change and political crisis. Congress is remembered as a party which fought for India’s independence and always followed Gandhiji’s ideals and independent India’s first Prime Minister was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and now Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take charge as Congress’ new president taking over from his mother

  • Gujarat Election 2nd phase updates: Congress workers protest outside EC office, detained

    New Delhi: Several Congress workers were detained on Thursday as they staged a protest march against the Election Commission for issuing a notice against party’s President-elect Rahul Gandhi for his TV interviews but alleged that it had failed to apply the same standards for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for holding a roadshow after casting his vote.

  • Congress vs BJP in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

    Gujarat gears up for second-phase of Assembly elections today

    Gandhinagar: After a slew of camampaign rallies, Gujarat will cast their vote today in the second-phase of the assembly elections. In the second and final phase of elections, 93 constituencies spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat will go to polls.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections: TV channels told to blank out Rahul Gandhi interview

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asked TV channels to “forthwith stop” airing interviews of Rahul Gandhi, as they violate the election law and directed the Gujarat poll authorities to lodge an FIR against anyone violating the legal provisions. One such interview has become the latest flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress, with the latter accusing Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Minister Piyush Goyal of “threatening” journalists in the