Sonia Gandhi celebrates World Cup win with fans

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday night came out on the street of Delhi and joined thousands of ecstatic fans in celebrating India`s World Cup cricket triumph.

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2011, 09:25 AM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi
Saturday night came out on the street of Delhi and joined thousands
of ecstatic fans in celebrating India`s World Cup cricket
triumph.

As soon as the Sports Utility Vehicle carrying her
stopped on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near the busy ITO crossing
at around 11.00 pm, a beaming Gandhi came out of it, waved the
national flag, shook hands with the fans, displayed Victory
and thumbs-up signs, drawing lusty cheers from the crowd
around.

She told the fans that the Indian cricket team has done
the country really proud by winning the Cup.

The fans responded to her by singing "India.....India"
and "Vande Mataram" in a rhythmic manner.

Guarded by Special Protection Group personnel, Gandhi
was in the midst of the fans for about 20 minutes before she
drove off towards the Delhi Gate.

As she interacted with the celebrating fans, the ITO
intersection, one of the busiest areas in Delhi, was chocked
with a massive traffic snarl as vehicles came to a grinding
halt. But few seemed to mind that as a festive mood swept the
whole area.

PTI