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Will fight hatred with love: Congress

Congress leaders on the occasion of 134th Foundation Day of the Indian National Congress at the AICC HQ in New Delhi on Friday, December 28, 2018

Congress leaders on the occasion of 134th Foundation Day of the Indian National Congress at the AICC HQ in New Delhi on Friday, December 28, 2018   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

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Those who tried to finish it have themselves become history, says Ahmed Patel on foundation day

Hoisting the party flag at the Congress headquarters on the occasion of the 134th foundation day, president Rahul Gandhi on Friday acknowledged “the selfless service and contribution of leaders and workers in building the party.”

“We owe these unsung heroes our gratitude and respect. I salute them all,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted, after the function.

Veterans present

The event was attended by senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Defence Minister A.K. Antony.

Other top leaders included party treasurer Ahmed Patel, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and Motilal Vora.

Mr. Patel took to twitter with a not-so-subtle message for the ruling party for aspiring to have a Congress-free India. “Today, 133 years ago, the world’s largest public movement began. Since then this movement has tirelessly dedicated itself to free, unite and build the nation. History is a witness, those who tried to finish this movement have themselves become history This movement is the Congress,” he said.

‘Only one answer’

“For the Congress party, love is always the answer. We will continue to fight the propagators of hate with peace, unity and love,” the Congress said on its official Twitter handle.

“We have stood for justice, equality, non-violence, unity, freedom and, above all, dialogue. For all the years to come, we will continue to uphold these values and stand with the people of our country,” it tweeted.

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