Hand of love will bring change, take country forward, says Rahul Gandhi

17 March 2018, 09:32 PM

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that not BJP's hatred but the party's hand symbol would take the country forward with love and brotherhood.

“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,” Rahul said while delivering his maiden speech at the Indian National Congress (INC) Plenary session in Delhi.

The 84th INC Plenary Session began on Saturday at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, with the main focus on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party president Sonia Gandhi, and other party leaders like Randeep Surjewala, Sheila Dikshit, Meira Kumar, Ambika Soni, and other big names were present at the session.

In an effort to strengthen the organisation ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls, the party’s Plenary Session aims to focus on the party workers.

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Here are the highlights:

# 03:15 PM: Congress is not just a political organization but a futuristic vision. The party has been an inseparable part of the lives of the people for 133 years and reflects Indian Culture: 

# 03:00 PM: 40 years ago, in Chikmagalur, with Mrs. Indira Gandhi's victory the Congress party emerged as a stronger party. With the Karnataka Assembly Election, I believe the party will similarly rise again: Smt Sonia Gandhi

# 01:46 PM: Nobody can stop Rahul Gandhi from becoming the Prime Minister of the country in 2019: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

# 12:33 PM: Sachin Pilot says, "We have won by-polls under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, soon you'll see us winning states."

# 12:27 PM: Congress Political Resolution released at the Plenary Session

# 11:45 AM: The agenda for the 84th Congress Plenary Session

# 11:40 AM: With your (party members & workers) blessings & cooperation we will once again win Karnataka: Kharge

# 11:35 AM: Congress party-led India to independence & helped establish democracy: Kharge

# 11:32 AM: Mahatma Gandhi inspired the party: Kharge

# 11:30 AM: Congress party belongs to everyone who lives in this nation: Mallikarjun Kharge

# 11:18 AM: The symbol of the hand is the symbol of the Congress party

# 11:12 AM: Congress party embraces change without forgetting past and legacy

# 11:09 AM: Only the Congress party can show the way to the country. The Congress party uses love and brotherhood while the opposition uses anger. Congress party will work for every person in the country

# 11:07 AM: The representatives of our party have fought hard to keep our ideology alive

# 11:06 AM: We follow the ideology of love, and not hatred

# 11:00 AM: The nation is tired & looking for a way out, only Congress can show the way ahead

# 10:58 AM: Visuals from the Plenary Session

# 10:57 AM: The country is tired of what is happening under the current Govt.: Rahul Gandhi

# 10:55 AM: The country belongs to everyone & whatever Congress will do will be for the benefit for all: Rahul Gandhi

# 10:54 AM: Congress is the only party which can unite the country and take it forward: Rahul Gandhi

# 10:52 AM: The present government is breaking the country today: Rahul Gandhi

# 10:47 AM: Rahul Gandhi begins his inaugural speech

# 10:40 AM: Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and Manmohan Singh at the session

# 10:39 AM: Rahul Gandhi meets all the delegates of several parties

# 10:33 AM: Congress' Meira Kumar and Ambika Soni reach the venue

# 09:30 AM: Rahul Gandhi welcomes delegates for the 84th Plenary Session

First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:26 AM
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