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Kamal Hasaan, Among Others, Congratulates The Newly Appointed Congress Prez Rahul Gandhi

'Wonderful, crowded, emotional & hugely enthusiastic ceremony saw Soniaji handing over to Rahulji. A new day dawns for @INCIndia under #CongressPresidentRahulGandhi' wrote Shashi Tharoor in a tweet.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:December 16, 2017, 6:49 PM IST
Kamal Hasaan, Among Others, Congratulates The Newly Appointed Congress Prez Rahul Gandhi
Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi at the party's Jan Vedna Sammelan at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
After Sonia Gandhi’s 19 years long reign, Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress president on Saturday morning in a grand ceremony held at 24 Akbar Raod party headquarters in New Delhi.

At the ceremony attended by the outgoing party president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi was formally handed over the election certificate for being chosen the party president unopposed.

The new president of the Congress exhorted the workers to challenge those who control the “machinery of fear” and “silence the voice of ordinary Indians”.

In his first tweet after becoming Congress President, Gandhi wrote,

"I want the Congress party to become an instrument for dialogue between Indian people, from all corners of our great country, all religions, all ethnicities, all ages and gender and for our dialogue to be led by love and affection."

The official handle of INC posted about Gandhi's journey to the top.

"Congratulations Mr. Rahul.G. Your seat does not define you but you can define your position. I have admired your elders. I am sure you would work and deserve my admiration too. All the strength to your shoulders" wrote veteran star Kamal Hasaan in a tweet.

Prominent leaders came forward to greet the newly appointed Congress Prez.

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