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Best wishes for fruitful tenure: PM to Rahul after his election as Cong president

ANI
Published : Dec 11, 2017, 9:41 pm IST
Updated : Dec 11, 2017, 9:42 pm IST

Earlier on Monday, Rahul Gandhi was formally declared as the Congress Party president.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the newly appointed president. (Photo: File)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the newly appointed president. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Rahul Gandhi for being elected as Congress president.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the newly appointed president.

"I congratulate Rahul Ji on his election as Congress President. My best wishes for a fruitful tenure. @OfficeOfRG," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Earlier on Monday, Gandhi was formally declared as the Congress Party president.

Confirming the elevation, Congress' Central Election Authority Chairman Mullappally Ramachandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing the name of Rahul for the coveted post.

"Eighty-nine nomination papers proposing the name of Rahul Gandhi for the Congress president have been received. All the nomination papers have been found valid. Since the withdrawal date/time is over and as there is only one candidate, as per Article XVIII (d) of the Constitution of the Indian National Congress, I hereby declare Rahul Gandhi elected as the president of the Indian National Congress," said the party's returning officer in a statement.

Rahul filed his nomination papers for the post of the party chief at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters on December 4.

Rahul has succeeded his mother Sonia Gandhi, who held the post for nearly two decades.  

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