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Rahul Gandhi appointed as the Vice-President of Indian National Congress

Jan 21, 2013 16:42 IST

Rahul Gandhi on 19 January 2013 was formally elevated and was appointed at the position of party Vice-President of Congress at the Chintan Shivir organised at Jaipur in January 2013. With this appointment, Rahul Gandhi took over the second highest chair of the oldest political party of the nation, just after the party-president and her mother Sonia Gandhi. His appointment to the post came up following the decision made by the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body.


Jaipur is the capital city of western state of India Rajasthan and also known as the Pink City. The city was built in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh-II, Jaipur and was the first planned city of its time. It’s a place with beautiful palaces, forts and havelis namely – palace of Amber, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and more. The city holds a long history of battles for power within it.

Congress Vice Presidents in the Post Independent India

•    Arjun Singh in 1986 was designated as the first Vice-President of the party
•    Jitendra Prasada was appointed as the party Vice-President in 1997

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