After years of suspense, Rahul Gandhi today formally took over the post of Congress President from his mother Sonia Gandhi. This coronation finally puts to rest the speculation, where the media has on eight different occasions claimed the immediate ascension of Rahul Gandhi, only to be proven wrong.
This formal ceremony comes just days before the ever important Gujarat assembly results are announced, where by all accounts the BJP is expected to bag a comfortable majority.
On one hand, the Congress workers were busy bursting crackers in Delhi:
Celebration outside AICC in Delhi as Rahul Gandhi takes charge as Congress President. pic.twitter.com/OqvLFxjMUo
— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2017
And on the other hand twitter users became busy cracking jokes:
Firecracker in Delhi at AICC HQ for Rahul Gandhi’ coronation, but this is not causing pollution as this is for a good reason. #IStandWithRahulGandhi
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) December 16, 2017
Congratulations to PM @narendramodi Ji, Sh @AmitShah Ji & millions of BJP Karyakartas on selection of Rahul Gandhi ji as Congress President. Sent sweets to Rahul ji on this historical day pic.twitter.com/BeuwV3XpJl
— Tajinder Bagga (@TajinderBagga) December 16, 2017
— LolmLol (@LOLiyapa) December 16, 2017
— Arnold’s Soundness (@brakoo) December 16, 2017
On the day of Rahul gandhi’s coronation, Madhu Koda sentenced to 3 years in jail in coal scam. Irony has god level power of its own.
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) December 16, 2017
Thank you Modi ji for bringing latest Japanese technology to India. pic.twitter.com/GGWAAtsBFO
— Spaminder Bharti (@attomeybharti) December 16, 2017
One even gave a farewell to Sonia Gandhi:
— Ritik Rai (@RitikRai619) December 16, 2017
In his speech during the coronation ceremony, Rahul Gandhi decided to attack PM Modi by claiming that he is taking India back to the medieval times, but it backfired:
Don’t do digitalisation
Roll back Aadhar
Ban EVM bring Ballot
But PM is taking us back to the medieval times. 😂https://t.co/vV9UAzQiSB
— Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) December 16, 2017
It remains to be seen as to how the Congress fares under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and what sort of change he manages to usher into the party.