As Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi filed the nomination for the position of party chief, an array of congratulatory messages from top Congress leaders and party members emerged on Twitter.
Senior party leaders including Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former finance minister Chidambaram and several other leaders wished Rahul Gandhi.
The 47-year-old Gandhi scion is likely to emerge as the lone candidate in the fray and decks have been cleared for his election as the Congress president, succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has held the post for 19 years in a row now.
Rahul a Darling Of Congress men and women, says Manmohan Singh
Rahul Gandhi is the "darling" of the Congress, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today, as he and other top leaders officially backed his promotion to party president in an internal election where there are no other candidates."Sonia Gandhi has been party president for 19 years.
This (Rahul Gandhi's nomination) is yet another step in that direction. Rahul Gandhi will carry on the great traditions of the Congress party," said the former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
Proud history of Indian National Congress, says Sheila Dikshit
"It is a touching moment for me to be witnessing this important chapter in the rich and proud history of Indian National Congress. My best wishes to Rahul Gandhi" tweets Sheila Dikshit.
Congratulate Congress on Aurangzeb raj, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "I congratulate the Congress on their 'Aurangzeb Raj.' For us, the well-being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command."
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said: "Congress has become a burden on this nation. Now it would be good if after Rahulji's elevation this burden is removed once and for all."
Promotion without performance, says Naqvi
I congratulate Rahul Gandhi for his promotion without performance, can only be possible in a feudal setup, says Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Shehzad Poonawalla calls it a black day
Shehzad Poonawalla on Monday called it a "black day" for the party. Taking to Twitter, Poonawalla reiterated that the election is a "farce," and claimed the party was fielding a "dummy" candidate against Gandhi. Poonawalla's remarks come days after he first alleged that the organisational polls were rigged to favour Gandhi.