New Delhi: Congress workers have made elaborate arrangements to celebrate the birthday of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who turns 45 on Friday.
Party supporters will cut a birthday cake weighing 45-kg outside his residence 12, Tughlaq Lane. A procession will be taken out to his residence from Malcha Marg with flower decorated ‘rath’ and a cavalcade of cars adorned with party flags, banners and cut outs of the Congress Vice President.
As Mr Gandhi will be in the national capital on his birthday after many years, hence the celebrations have been planned in a big way this time, party sources said.
On his last birthday, the Amethi lawmaker was travelling abroad.
The occasion comes at a time when Mr Gandhi, back after a nearly two month-long break from politics, is taking on the NDA government aggressively on a number of issues joining ‘dharnas’ and taking out ‘padyatras’ on issues of farmers, Dalits and sanitation workers.
It is also happening at a time when there is speculation about Gandhi taking up a larger role and becoming Congress President replacing his mother, Sonia Gandhi.
Replying to a question about such a possibility, senior party leader Motilal Vora said, “He has to become party President in future. Obviously there is a process for it. Our organisation elections are going on.
“He will become (party president) under the election process. I believe that we will move forward under his leadership and we will continue to get the guidance of Sonia Gandhi.”