Congress President Rahul Gandhi received wishes on his 49th birthday by a number of senior party workers and leaders. Rahul was escorted by KC Venugopal, Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, and many others when he arrived at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters.
Members of the Congress Party gathered around Rahul to present him flowers and wishes. Rahul was seen offering sweets to the journalists present at the Congress office.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also greeted him with a bouquet.
Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present.
On Twitter, Rahul reverted to the flurry of wishes he had been receiving since morning. He first replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wrote, “Thank you for your greetings @narendramodi ji. I appreciate them.”
“Best wishes to Shri @RahulGandhi on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long life,” Modi had tweeted earlier today.
“Thank you all for your best wishes & greetings on my birthday. I’m overwhelmed & grateful for your love & affection,” the Congress president wrote in another tweet alongside four photos of himself with party workers and one with Manmohan Singh.
Born on June 19, 1970, Gandhi was also greeted by many other politicians on social media.
“Greetings and good wishes to Shri @RahulGandhi on his birthday. Wishing him a long life filled with good health,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.
“Best wishes on your birthday,” wrote the West Bengal Chief Minister along with the same wish in Bangla.