Rahul thanks Modi for birthday greetings
NEW DELHI, June 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Rahul Gandhi as turned 49 today. "May he be blessed with good health and a long life," PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
The Congress chief responded, writing, "Thank you for your greetings @narendramodi ji. I appreciate them".
Rahul, who met party workers and leaders at Congress headquarters this morning, was also greeted by well-wishers on social media resulting in #IAmRahulGandhi and #HappyBirthdayRahulGandhi becoming trending topics.
Rahul will hope the words of cheer mark a turnaround in fortunes, for both himself and the party, after the opening six months of a year that saw the Congress thumped by the BJP in national elections.
The Congress led the way by posting a short video on Twitter looking back at "five moments when he inspired Indians everywhere". On Congress President @RahulGandhi's birthday, we look back at five moments when he inspired Indians everywhere.
A Congress worker celebrated Rahul's birthday by organising a 'hawan' outside his residence in New Delhi, including his mother Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in his prayers.
The Congress chief also shared ladoos with journalists and party workers at the party headquarters in Delhi. -NDTV