Concluding his speech, the Gandhi scion asserted: "Congress party is now my life. The people of India are now my life, and I will fight for the people of India and for this party."
As Gandhi went back to his seat on the podium, he hugged his mother. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was seated behind him, too hugged him.
Many senior leaders on the dais had moist eyes. The party's chief spokesperson Janardan Dwivedi spoke with a lump in his throat as he invited Sonia Gandhi for her valedictory address.
Image: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hugs his mother and Party President Sonia Gandhi during the All India Congress Committee (AICC) session in Jaipur on Sunday.