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Sonia turns 62

December 09, 2007 15:11 IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi [Images] was on Sunday greeted by a host of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images], on her 62nd birthday.

Singh visited Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath at 9.30 am and stayed there for about 10 minutes. President Pratibha Patil [Images] also sent a bouquet to Gandhi on the occasion.

Among the prominent Congress leaders who visited Sonia's residence were Pranab Mukherjee, Arjun Singh [Images], Shivraj Patil, Mani Shankar Iyer, Saifuddin Soz, Suresh Kalmadi, Rajashekhar Reddy, Girija Vyas and Motilal Vora.

The atmosphere was euphoric outside the Congress chief's residence as hundreds of Congress workers from different states were seen beating drums and dancing. Many supporters came in processions with big bouquets. Big posters and tableaux were also seen outside the residence.

Party leader Rajiv Shukla said the Congress' victory in Gujarat election would be the best gift for Sonia.

"Victory in Guajarat elections will the perfect gift for her birthday," he told reporters. The supporters had started gathering outside 10 Janpath since morning. However, they were not allowed to meet Sonia, leading to resentment among them.


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