Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress celebration

All along the road leading to the Congress headquarters posters congratulating Rahul Gandhi were put up to mark the celebrations

Amidst celebration and loud cheers, Rahul Gandhi formally took charge as the Congress president at a function where he was handed over the certificate of victory.

Calling himself an idealist, Gandhi said current day politics in India is "devoid of truth and kindness and politics is being used to crush people".

"When I joined politics as a 34 year old, I came into this world having watched the generation before me fight the structures of oppression, the structures whose very fuel is lies and silence".

"This is the last time I am addressing you all as Congress president...20 years ago when I was addressing you, I was nervous and did not know how I was going to take this responsibility", outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi said while addressing party leaders and added that a generational shift has happened in the party.

He also alleged that the BJP wanted to rid India of the Congress. "But today, politics is not being used in the service of the people, it is being used to crush them, not to lift them up", said Mr. Gandhi.

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"We, the Congress, have always fought for our brothers and sisters". Modi has vowed to create a Congress-free India while working for the rise of Hindu nationalist forces. Hinting at major changes in the party, the 47-year-old said, "There is lot of work that Congress has to do".

Nizamabad Special Correspondent adds: Party cadre across the erstwhile undivided district celebrated Rahul Gandhi assuming the AICC reins by bursting crackers, distributing candies, cutting cakes and dancing to the drum beats.

"At that time, as far as I remember, we had only three State governments and were on far away from the Centre".

His elevation is being considered as a precursor to him being announced as the Congress' prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "We regained strength and formed governments in more than two dozen States", said Gandhi. "We are now being compelled to imagine that businesses can be built without harmony; that only one man himself is the voice of reason; and that expertise, experience and knowledge can be cast aside for personal glory", Rahul said.

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