BJP calls Rahul's coronation a 'non-event'

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Saturday, 16 December 2017

"Who says @INCIndia doesn't know event management? When was a "Non-Event" celebrated with such great fervour & on such scale? Rahul Gandhi was already leading his party," BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao tweeted.

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday dismissed Rahul Gandhi's 'coronation' as a "virtual non-event" and mocked at the manner in which such an event was celebrated with "extravaganza and fervour".

"Who says @INCIndia doesn't know event management? When was a "Non-Event" celebrated with such great fervour & on such scale? Rahul Gandhi was already leading his party," BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao tweeted.

Making sarcastic remarks on the occasion, Mr Rao said, "If the celebration is for the "certificate", it makes sense. Certificates are hard to come by".

Rahul Gandhi, 47, on Saturday took over as the new president of Congress party succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi.

Rahul was handed over the certificate of his election by senior Congress leader Mullappally Ramachandran, the chairman of the Congress Election Authority in the presence of outgoing party president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh among others.

Rahul's sister Priyanka Gandhi and brother-in-law Robert Vadra were also present.

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