Rahul Gandhi turns 39

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New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who was instrumental in the Congress' emergence as the single largest party in recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, turned 39 on Friday.

The Congress party has decided to celebrate Rahul Gandhi's birthday as 'Samrasta Divas' and hold the 'sahbhoj'.

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee will also organize essay writing and elocution competitions in English on the occasion.

Born on June 19, 1970, he is a Member of Parliament from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

He has been widely credited with Congress's big win in 2009 general elections. His tactics are game-changing: insisting on grassroots activism, building deep connections to rural India and trying to democratize the hierarchical Congress Party itself.

He turned down a cabinet post in the Manmohan Singh Government and is concentrating on strengthening the party at the grassroots. (ANI)

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