Photos: Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President, Sonia gets emotional

Newly elected party President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday vowed to make Congress a `grand old and young party`. In his first address as the Congress President at the party headquarters in Delhi, Rahul lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said only the Congress can stop what the BJP is doing to this country.

Dec 16, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Newly elected party President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday vowed to make Congress a `grand old and young party`. In his first address as the Congress President at the party headquarters in Delhi, Rahul lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said only the Congress can stop what the BJP is doing to this country.

He also said that Congress took India to the 21st century, but "the prime minister today is taking us back to the medieval times. We are now being compelled to imagine that businesses can be built without harmony and that only one man himself is the voice of reason. Expertise, experience and knowledge can be cast aside for personal glory."

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Anticipated for long by Congress, Rahul Gandhi took over as party President on Saturday. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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The newly-elected party President Rahul vowed to make Congress a 'grand old and young party'. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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Rahul Gandhi stands next to grandmother Indira Gandhi's poster at AICC HQ in Delhi. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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Sonia Gandhi giving her last speech as Congress President. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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Sonia Gandhi felicitated by Congress members for her contribution to the party over the years. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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An elated Priyanka Gandhi at the taking over ceremony. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Sachin Pilot happy as Rahul takes charge of Congress. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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The nameplate at Congress office now bears the name of Rahul Gandhi. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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Celebrations outside Congress office in Delhi. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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Congress members waving party flag at the headquarters in Delhi. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)

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