Know your leader profile: Rahul Gandhi- Congress

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who has taken jibes at PM Narendra Modi-led government by calling it a 'suit boot ki sarkar' has said that his party wants a "kurta-pyjama sarkar" which works for the common man, farmers and labourers.

For the upcoming Bihar assembly elections 2015, Congress has formed grand alliance with the ruling JD(U) and RJD. In the 243-member assembly, JD(U)-RJD will contest over 100 seats each while Congress will field candidates on 40 seats.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi

Bihar will hold assembly polls in five phases starting from Oct 12, then on Oct 16, Oct 28, Nov 1 and Nov 5. The results of the high-voltage elections will be declared on Sunday, Nov 8.

Let's take a look at the brief profile of the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

Date and place of birth: Born on June 19, 1970 in New Delhi.

Brief history of family: Born to the slain former prime minister of India-Rajiv Gandhi and an Italian mother-Sonia Gandhi-who is now the Congress President, he has a younger sister, Priyanka Gandhi who is also active in politics.

His grandmother was former prime minister Indira Gandhi. He is also the great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

Brief history of political career: Rahul Gandhi entered politics in 2004 when he announced that he would fight the Lok Sabha elections from his father's constituency- Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul won the family stronghold with a margin of over 100,000 votes. However, he did not hold any office till 2006. He, along with his sister also campaigned for their mother's re-election from her constituency-Rae Bareilly. Congress won with a margin of 40,000 votes.

He was appointed the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in on September 24, 2007. He was also given the responsibility of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India (NSUI).

On January 19, 2013, he took charge as the Congress Vice President in a party conclave of AICC.

Important posts held:  General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee, leader of Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India, Congress Vice President (present).

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