Congress headquarter in Delhi is buzzing with excitement and celebration today on Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi's 49th birthday. As a crowd of party members gathered at the office on Akbar Road to greet Mr. Gandhi, he returned their love by sharing ladoos, which, if our judgement is right, look like boondi ladoos. Ladoo is an age-old traditional Indian sweet, which is usually served at religious, festive and celebratory occasions. It is basically made of flour and sugar immersed in oil/ghee (called atta ladoo); but can be made with a whole lot of other foods. Boondi ladoo, Besan ladoo, rava ladoo and malai ladoo are some of the most popular ladoos in our country. Rahul Gandhi chose to celebrate his birthday in a conventional way by distributing this traditional sweet that signifies celebration.
Many senior leaders and dignitaries marked their presence at the event, including - former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party General Secretary K.C. Venugopal, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and more. Rahul Gandhi tweeted pictures from the celebrations and captioned the post with "Thank you all for your best wishes & greetings on my birthday. I'm overwhelmed & grateful for your love & affection."
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The internet is flooded with birthday wishes for Rahul Gandhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the Congress Chief on Twitter with a heartfelt message - "May he be blessed with good health and a long life." To this, Rahul Gandhi replied, "Thank you for your greetings @narendramodi ji. I appreciate them."
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Twitter is going into overdrive with trending hashtag #HappyBirthdayRahulGandhi. Noted personalities from the political circles, like BSP leader Mayawati and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, wished the Congress supremo through their Twitter handles.
We wish Rahul Gandhi a very happy birthday.