New Delhi: In a strong rebuff to party leadership, BJP MP from Patna Saheb in Bihar Shatrughan Sinha has described Rahul Gandhi as the most “deserving” for the post of Congress president.
Rahul took charge as the new Congress president on Saturday.
“Today is also the rising day of the most natural & deserving Rahul Gandhi @OfficeOfRG as President of the oldest & respected party of India, the INC. Let’s all also congratulate him in true national spirit. In the larger interest of democracy I also wish Long live INC. Jai Hind!” tweeted Sinha.
Bringing a generational change in the Congress, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally assumed office of the party’s President replacing his mother Sonia Gandhi after 19 years.
Sonia, the longest serving Congress President, had assumed the post in 1998.
Rahul was elected the President of the party unopposed.
Though Rahul has lost a number of state elections being the VP of the party, he is looking forward to the results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections.
The Congress President-elect campaigned hard for the Congress party in a bid to end 22 years of BJP rule in Gujarat.