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Crackers cheering Rahul’s elevation interrupts Sonia’s farewell speech

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Published Dec 16, 2017, 1:43 pm IST
Updated Dec 16, 2017, 1:43 pm IST
Sonia made an emotional farewell speech after handing over the party’s responsibility to newly appointed head Rahul Gandhi.
Former Cong president Sonia Gandhi had to stop her speech several times, after elated party workers at the venue began bursting firecrackers. (Photo: Twitter | @INCIndia)
 Former Cong president Sonia Gandhi had to stop her speech several times, after elated party workers at the venue began bursting firecrackers. (Photo: Twitter | @INCIndia)

New Delhi: Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi who was heading the party for 19-years handed over the baton to her son Rahul on Saturday.

Sonia made an emotional farewell speech after giving the party’s responsibility to newly appointed head Rahul Gandhi.

 

"Today I am addressing you for the last time as Congress president. A new era, new leadership before you," Sonia Gandhi, 71, said while beginning her speech.

Sonia had to stop her speech several times, after elated party workers at the venue began bursting firecrackers.

Annoyed, Sonia refused to speak until the crackers stopped.

At one point, an exasperated Sonia even exclaimed, "I can't speak."

 

An announcement failed to deter the workers. Even Rahul came to his mother and appeared to reassure her.

"I have to shout because of this (crackers noise)," appealed Sonia, who has been skipping events as she has been unwell over the past few years.

Sonia finally resumed speaking after a few minutes, though the crackers continued.

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