Sonia Gandhi hailed for her ‘humility’ at AICC plenary session

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The 84th Congress plenary session started in Delhi on Saturday with top party leaders including Rahul Gandhi, mother Sonia Gandhi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah attending the event.

Sonia Gandhi
Photo: Aishwarya Mahadev

Addressing the session, Siddaramaiah said that nobody could stop the Congress president from becoming the Prime Minister of the country in 2019. In his opening address, Rahul Gandhi said, “The difference between our party and the incumbent ruling party is that they follow the ideology of hatred while we follow the ideology of love and fraternity.”

However, it was a gesture of Sonia Gandhi, that is winning the hearts on social media platforms. According to a Congress worker, a woman’s phone had fallen down as delegates greeted the top party leadership at the plenary session. While everyone kept walking, Sonia Gandhi reportedly stopped to pick up the phone before handing over to the woman, who was standing on the other side of the fence.

Congress functionary Aishwarya Mahadev wrote, “A woman’s phone fell down when the crowds were greeting the leadership of @INCIndia. Several others had moved past, but Mrs Gandhi stopped to pick up the phone for her,while offering a smile to say “sorry for that”.

The photo of Sonia Gandhi stopping to pick up the phone has gone viral since then prompting users to hail her ‘humility.’

The political resolution of the Congress at the plenary session called Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘intolerant.’ The resolution said, “The prime minister and the BJP government are intolerant of any criticism and remain in arrogant denial. The RSS-BJP is misrepresenting, distorting and misusing religion to exploit the sentiments of the people and capture political power. The toxic mix of religion and politics poses a challenge to our pluralistic society and inclusive democracy. RSS which claims to be a social and cultural organisation, masquerades as sole representative of the Hindus.”

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