Rahul Gandhi addresses the crowds at the event to mark his elevation as the Congress party president.
Here’s the highlights of what he said in his first speech as president.
>> Politics belongs to the people, but today politics is not being used for people. It is not being used to uplift people, but to crush them
>> Many of us are disillusioned by politics of our time. Today, politics is devoid of kindness and truth
>> Congress took India to 21st century, but the PM, today, is taking us back to the medieval times
>> We are now being compelled to imagine that businesses can be built without harmony that only one man himself is the voice of reason. Expertise, experience and knowledge can be cast aside for personal glory
>> You have an example in front of you, once fire breaks out it is difficult to douse it, that is what we are telling the people of BJP, that if you set the nation on fire it will be difficult to control. Today BJP has spread the fire of violence across the country
>> And if there is anyone who can stop what the BJP is doing, it is the ‘pyara karyakarta & neta’ of Congress. We are going to make Congress, grand old and young party. We will fight the politics of anger
>> We consider the BJP as our brothers & sisters, but we do not agree with them. They (BJP) crush voices but we allow them to speak, they defame we respect & defend