Published By Jamphel Shonu

Shri Rahul Gandhi, new president of INC and CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay.

DHARAMSHALA: President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated Shri Rahul Gandhi, who was appointed the 49th President of the Indian National Congress party, on Saturday, 16 December.

“I congratulate you on being appointed as the President of the Indian National Congress (INC), a party with a glorious history in Indian politics and the Indian freedom movement,” CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay said.

“As the Congress party embarks on a new era under your leadership, I feel a new hope will dawn on Indian politics that will forge a path of success, and fulfill the aspirations of not just the Congress party but the entire nation with a new fervour.”

“Your personal connection with the Indian masses and your easy accessibility to grassroots party workers and ordinary Indians is profoundly inspiring, and I am sure it will enthuse the public in supporting your vision for the Congress party and India,” he added.

“At the same time, we urge you to continue your focus on the Tibet issue and the Tibetan people who share a deep connection with your family since the time of late Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. We hope that you will live up to the expectations of the Tibetan people and raise the Tibet issue not just in the Indian parliament but also on the international stage for a swift resolution to the Tibet issue,” Dr Sangay said.

“I also take this opportunity to thank Smt Sonia Gandhi ji for committing her entire life to INC and bringing it to greater heights in Indian political history.”

Rahul Gandhi is the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to become the President of the Indian National Congress party. He was appointed to the post after taking over from his mother Sonia Gandhi at a ceremony attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, out-going party president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

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