Congress President Rahul Gandhi breath a sigh of relief finally as he has something to cheer about this 70th memorable Republic Day. Following last year’s faux pas where he was demoted to the sixth row during the celebrations at Rajpath, he was seen happily cheering on the contingents from the first row on Saturday.
Rahul Gandhi was seen sitting right next to senior BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari at the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital today.
In an interesting turn of events, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad was also seen seated on the 2nd row behind the Congress president, good promotion for him and he was also seated next to Gandhi in the 6th row.
A huge controversy broke down after Rahul Gandhi was relegated to sit in the sixth row at the 2018 Republic Day celebrations since he had taken over the post of party president from mother Sonia Gandhi.
देशवासियों को गणतंत्र दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 26, 2019
Calling it as “cheap politics”, the Congress party claimed that all their presidents were seated in the front row at the Rajpath parade. Previously in the day, Rahul Gandhi wished the countrymen on the occasion of this Republic Day.