Congress Plenary 2018: Rahul says BJP spreads anger, while Congress unites 

At the 84th Congress Plenary session, Rahul Gandhi points towards the anger prevalent in the nation. Congress is a unifying force and unlike the incumbent party, which is divisive

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Spelling out his vision and addressing the anger prevalent in the country, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in his introductory speech, said, “The anger is being spread. Our job is to unite Hindustan. You are the representatives of this force. The country is tired of what is happening under the current Government. The difference between our party and the incumbent ruling party is that they follow the ideology of hatred while we follow the ideology of love and fraternity. Only the Congress party can show the way and heal divisions in the nation.”

“We are talking about the youth, but we cannot go ahead without the seniors. My job is to unite both the juniors and the seniors. The representatives of our party have fought hard to keep our ideology alive. The senior leaders of the Congress will guide the party youth and take us forward,” said Gandhi.

“The tradition of the Congress party is to embrace change without forgetting our past and legacy. The symbol of the hand is the symbol of the Congress party. This is the symbol that holds the country together, shows us the way, and will take India forward,” emphasised Gandhi in his concise introductory speech.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he was hoping to build a strong and vibrant party with the help of all delegates as he opened the two day plenary session in New Delhi.

Senior leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those present.

The 84th plenary session is being held after eight years. It will ratify Rahul Gandhi's election as the party President and outline the party's strategies to oust the Narendra Modi government in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

This story was updated at 11.48 am

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Published: 17 Mar 2018, 11:41 AM