Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as Congress president, party’s central election authority head Mullappally Ramachandran announced here today.
The 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family was the lone candidate in the fray. Rahul Gandhi succeeds his mother Sonia Gandhi, who remained in the post for 19 years.
The CEA received a total of 89 nomination papers proposing Rahul Gandhi’s name for the top post. All the nomination papers were found to be valid, Ramachandran said. “Since the withdrawal of date/time is over and as there is only one candidate (Rahul), as per Article XVII (d) of the Constitution of Indian National Congress, I hereby declare Shri Rahul Gandhi elected as president of the Indian National Congress,” Ramachandran said.
Flooding Twitter with memes and jokes, many users expressed how they felt about Rahul taking over as the party president. While, some tweets were funny, other inclined a little towards the meaner side. Here are some of the tweets:
Congrats Rahul Gandhi for winning the first election of his life against the toughest competitors pic.twitter.com/l7b1s8S7gR
— Rohit sahu (@Rohitdelhi88) December 11, 2017
— Shriram Singh Bhati (@ahamShriram) December 11, 2017
— HARSHAL RAUT (@UrstrulyHarshal) December 11, 2017
— SavarBajiya (@Imsavar) December 11, 2017
Celebration?? They are celebrating as if the competition was neck to neck and Rahul Gandhi just made it rooting out all the deserving contenders.. #CongressPresidentRahulGandhi
— Vagisha (@vagishasoni) December 11, 2017