Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, currently on a foreign visit, on Monday greeted the party workers on the occasion of the Congress’ 136th foundation day. In his message, Rahul said that his party will support every voice raised in support of the nation.
“The Congress is committed to support the voice raise in favour of the nation. Today, on the foundation day of the Congress, we reiterate our pledge of truth and equality. Jai Hind! #CongressFoundationDay” he tweeted in Hindi.
Today is the 136th foundation day of the Indian National Congress. The party was founded in 1885. It is the oldest political party in the country. The Congress ruled the country for nearly six decades. The party is, however, out of power since 2014.
देश हित की आवाज़ उठाने के लिए कांग्रेस शुरू से प्रतिबद्ध रही है।
आज कांग्रेस के स्थापना दिवस पर, हम सच्चाई और समानता के अपने इस संकल्प को दोहराते हैं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 28, 2020
According to Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, Rahul left for abroad on Sunday for a “short personal visit”. He did not disclose Rahul Gandhi’s destination, but sources told PTI that he has left for Milan in Italy on a Qatar Airways flight in the morning. His maternal grandmother stays in Italy and he visited her earlier too.
Rahul Gandhi’s visit comes amid coronavirus pandemic that has rocked Italy. The virus has infected over 20 lakh people in Italy and claimed over 71,000 lives.