Indian elections: Congress celebrates as party sweeps to victory
Congress supporters celebrated their party's sweeping victory in the Indian elections by dancing in the streets as they hailed Rahul Gandhi as their "new leader".
By Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi, India
Telegraph, May 16, 2009
Ecstatic party workers danced to the beat of folk drums as a supporter stood under the yellow petals of a laburnum tree outside Congress Party headquarters, wiping away tears of joy with her scarf.
"I feel as happy as when a baby is born or your child gets married," said Razia Siddiqui, a Muslim woman from the Old Quarter of the Indian capital. "A new leader has been born (Rahul Gandhi) and he will lead India to prosperity and happiness."
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