Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday congratulated the newly elected Congress President Rahul Gandhi after the latter’s took control of his party from his mother.
Kejriwal tweeted, “Congratulations Rahul ji for this big responsibility and our best wishes for all ur endeavours.”
Congratulations Rahul ji for this big responsibility and our best wishes for all ur endeavours.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 16, 2017
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took control of the Congress party after the certificate of election was handed over to him at the party headquarter at 24 Akbar Road in New Delhi. With this Sonia Gandhi’s 18 years of reign as the Congress president came to an end.
Speaking on the occasion, Rahul said, “Congress is an ancient India. BJP would have you believe they are oldest idea in the universe. As usual this is not the truth. In India, there are two ideas that have clashed, idea of self vs the other. BJP are soldiers fighting for self. Congress guided by service of community.”
Sonia Gandhi said, “I am sure the party will scale new heights of glory.”
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he hoped Rahul will be able to transform the Indian politics from ‘politics of fear’ to ‘politics of hope.’
He said, “Rahulji taking over as president when there are certain disturbing trends noticeable in politics. As a distinguished academic pointed out that there are dangers that politics of fear will teke over politics of hope, Rahul ji, we depend upon you to transform and sustain politics of hope.”