"There is a work that my father had started, a dream he had dreamt. I come to you today saying allow me to turn that dream into reality" - Rahul Gandhi
The name Rahul Gandhi has become synonymous with the new face of Indian politics; a young brand of highly motivated and influential politicians, aiming to highlight India's position as a global frontrunner.
Having been born into a family that has had a major influence on the course India took after winning independence from the British settlers, Rahul is no stranger to the world of politics.
Rahul Gandhi, who will be celebrating his 40th birthday on June 19, became the youngest member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to enter active politics when he contested and won a seat in the lower house of the Parliament of India in 2004.
TEXT: Sify News Desk
Image: Congress party general secretary and son of party president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, attends a memorial ceremony for his slain father, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 18th death anniversary in New Delhi on May 21, 2009. (Photographs copyright AFP)