Sonia Gandhi is stressing on Congress' secular fabric.
Sonia Gandhi "rapid growth alone can't end disparity".
Sonia Gandhi "growing aspiration of majority people have not met"
Sonia Gandhi talks about UPA's major schemes. Mentions MNREGA.
Sonia Gandhi "We have built rural roads. We have provided highly subsided food grain to our population".
Sonia Gandhi "We introduced a 5 point plan to combat corruption two years ago. We have passed Lok Pal".
Sonia Gandhi is playing secular and development card at the Centre. Asking party leaders to sell this to voters ahead of LS polls.
Sonia Gandhi "the RTI Act is the single most important reason why our people feel empowered".
Sonia Gandhi now shifts to Hindi. Talks about the UPA's welfare schemes for the poor people and villagers.
Sonia Gandhi "UPA has done a lot to empower women. We have passed new laws to make them feel safe"
Sonia Gandhi "Gram Panchayats and Zilla Panchayats never got so much financial aid from the Centre in the past".
Sonia Gandhi "PM Manmohan Singh has administered well"
Sonia Gandhi "Our biggest enemy is fundamentalism. Congress believes in uniting the nation".
Sonia Gandhi "There is an attempt to malign our leaders"
Sonia Gandhi "Secularism and communal harmony are not election issues for the Congress. It is our committment to the nation".
Sonia Gandhi "Sometimes I feel that we have not fulfilled all aspirations of the people".
Sonia Gandhi "We must not forget that Congress presided over the transformation of India".
Sonia Gandhi "Our party has improved the lives of millions of people. Lose or win, we are everywhere for the people".
Sonia Gandhi "I am confident that we will do well in the coming days".
Sonia Gandhi ends her speech. She is combative. She tells the party to take on the opposition.
Even after Sonia Gandhi clarified that no rethinking on Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate, party leaders shout slogans demanding his nomination.
The Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi is speaking. Tries to pacify the party workers. Says the CWC decision is final.
Rahul Gandhi intervenes. Promises that he will clarify in his speech at 3 PM.
A few seconds before he tried to pacify the youth Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi was seen talking to his mother Sonia Gandhi.
Political analysts have exactly opposite views on Sonia Gandhi's speech. Some say she was combative and tried to galvanise the party workers.
Some say it was not very inspiring. Political analyst Dr. Sandeep Shastri says it was a strong speech delivered by her in recent times.
Sonia Gandhi tries to tell both her party and the opposition that Congress will be there irrespective of what happens in elections.
CNN-IBN editor in chief Rajdeep Sardesai says that the Congress is desperately is looking for a leader in Rahul Gandhi. Younger generation does not know what happens after Sonia Gandhi.
CNN-IBN's Pallavi Ghosh speaks to Congress leaders at the session. Leaders say they are not scared of Narendra Modi.
Mani Shankar Aiyar on Narendra Modi "he can never be the PM of our nation, he can never be. However, If he wants, we could arrange a tea stall for him here". This statement will certainly lead to more controversies. The BJP is expected hit back.
AICC session declares that the Lok Sabha election campaign will be led by Rahul Gandhi. Recent political set backs are a wake up call. We must retain faith in ourselves, our agenda is prosperous & inclusive India, we will work tirelessly for the people of India.
Serious challenge to country from communal divisive force
We will contest between opposing ideologies, one seeks to divide, one seeks to unite
We want to route out corruption come out with more laws
Price rise is the biggest burden on common man, committed to doing everything to control price rise
Congress wants Inclusive society
Everyone is waiting for Rahul Gandhi's speech after 3 PM. Will he bend and agree to be the PM candidate or will say that yesterday's decision is final?
Finance minister P Chidambaram speaks. Urges the delegates to read the resolution.
P Chidamabaram "India witnessed a tremendous growth in the last 10 years".
P Chidambaram "never in the history of India, country's health was so robust".
P Chidambaram "when we speak of growth, we speak of inclusive growth".
P Chidambaram defends UPA's economic policies. Explains with statistics.
P Chidambaram "We have given Rs. 57,000 crores education loan".
P Chidambaram focuses on social justice. Tries to convey that his government wants to help all.
P Chidambaram says the Congress should go into elections with this slogan - "Young India empowered India"
Two women Congress MPs from UP speak to CNN-IBN from the session venue - Heap praises over Rahul Gandhi. They argue that Rahul Gandhi can lead the party to victory.
According to Janardhan Dwivedi, Rahul Gandhi will meet all Congress leaders at the AICC head quarters tomorrow.
Mani Shankar Aiyar's comment on Narendra Modi has angered the BJP. BJP hits back. Party leader Rajeev Pratap Rudy says BJP will win 272 plus seats in the Lok Sabha polls.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Aiyar's remark on Modi "the remark will hurt the Congress extremely"
Rudy attacks M S Aiyar for his Modi remarks. Says 'nothing better can be expected from Congress and people like Aiyar".