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Grand old Congress party observes 137th Foundation Day

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New Delhi: The 137th Foundation Day of the grand old Congress party was observed on Wednesday December 28. It’s the first time a non-Gandhi leader and Party President Mallikarjun Kharge hoisted the flag on the Foundation Day programme at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra was lauded by Kharge, who also accused the Central Government of dividing the nation and not bothering about the sufferings of the people.

Later in the day, Kharge will address a public gathering in Mumbai.

Indian National Congress was founded on December 28, 1885, in Mumbai in presence of over 72 delegates at the Das Tejpal Sanskrit College. The first General Secretary of the party was A. O. Hume and President was Vyomesh Chandra Banerjee. Ever since, the main programme is held at the National Headquarters in New Delhi, where its President hoists the party flag.

#CongressFoundationDay trends on Twitter

#CongressFoundationDay has been trending second on Twitter on Wednesday..

“Indian National Congress has always worked for the well-being & progress of the people of India. We firmly believe in equality of opportunity guaranteed in political, economic & social rights, enshrined in the Constitution of India. My best wishes on #CongressFoundationDay,” tweeted Party President Mallikarjun Kharge sharing a video.

Rahul Gandhi in his tweet in Hindi said, “I am proud to be a part of such an organisation which chose the path of truth, non-violence and struggle in every situation and always took every step in public interest.”

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Chief D. K. Shivakumar stated, “Our great leaders founded the Indian National Congress to strengthen the unity and integrity of our motherland, and the ideals remain the same. On the occasion of #CongressFoundationDay, let us pledge to continue working in the direction of nation building.”

Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid said, “Best wishes to all the dedicated Congress workers & supporters across the nation on #CongressFoundationDay. For 137 years, the @INCIndia has stood for the rights of the people of India. Today, we pledge to keep this flame of love & unity alive.”

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