‘I know, you did it all for love’: Read Priyanka Gandhi's heartfelt message to mother Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also pens down an emotional post on Twitter and wrote that he is proud to be her son no matter what people say or think about her. 

‘I know, you did it all for love’: Read Priyanka Gandhi's heartfelt message to mother Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: "I know, you did it all for love," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, in an Instagram tribute showing her mother Sonia Gandhi, who on Wednesday handed the Congress' reins to a new party president, holding a photograph of the late Rajiv Gandhi. Mallikarjun Kharge, the first non-Gandhi party chief in 24 years, presented the framed photograph of Rajiv Gandhi to Sonia Gandhi at the AICC headquarters here. Party workers cheered as the once-reclusive Sonia Gandhi, who headed the party for almost 20 years, held the picture of her husband aloft.

In a heartfelt post on Twitter, Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul Gandhi said, "Ma, Dadi once told me you were the daughter she never had. How right she was. I'm really proud to be your son."

The former Congress chief also shared a picture of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi together. In her emotive social media post showing a photograph of both her parents, Priyanka Gandhi said, "So proud of you Ma, no matter what the world says or thinks, I know, you did it all for love."

In a statement of gratitude to Sonia Gandhi read out by Congress leader Ajay Maken at the event, the party said she has recognised and assimilated India in its various forms and in its unfathomable socio-cultural-geographical totality.

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"She derives her political inspiration from the profound love she feels for this great country. The people also returned the same love and trust to her," it said.

"With her intervention, she made the politics of the party relevant and flexible according to the need of the hour and whenever the need arose, she took difficult and far-reaching decisions and laid the foundation for the future," the statement said.

Sonia Gandhi, the longest-serving president of the party, helmed it from 1998-2017 and then as interim chief from 2019-22. Rajiv Gandhi married Antonia Maino from Italy in 1968. She later changed her name to Sonia Gandhi and made India her home. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur. Sonia Gandhi stayed resolutely away from politics. It was only in 1997 that she entered politics, becoming party chief the following year.

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