CNN-IBN's Pallavi Ghosh, who is at the venue says that the clamour for Rahul Gandhi is growing.
Party delegates are in no mood to listen to any clarification.
Leading columnist from the right wing Swapan Dasgupta demands that St. Stephen's College in Delhi should declare MS Aiyar a non-alumni. He tweets "I would support any move by Stephanians of all ages to declare Mani Aiyar a non-alumni. He has sullied the name of Mission College".
Congress session - Rahul Gandhi yet to speak speak. Will he answer all questions and clear doubts over his leadership?
Rahul Gandhi who has promised meritocracy and democracy in the party is being forced to become the PM candidate. Sonia Gandhi says no rethinking on the decision. AAP's Kumar Vishwas, who wants to take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi says Rahul Gandhi will lose.
Rahul Gandhi starts his speech at the Congress session. Delegates errupt in joy.
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session "It is an honour for me to speak to the soldiers of this great party"
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session "UPA's policies have brought prosperity. PM has done a great job. Sonia Gandhi is our strength".
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session "RTI has given power to the people. We gave you the power".
Rahul Gandhi "nobody told us to do the RTI. We did it on our own. Through Aadhar, money reaches you directly".
Rahul Gandhi "the largest anti-corruption platform is Aadhar"
Rahul Gandhi praises M S Aiyar. Says he fights for Panchayat Raj everyday.
Rahul Gandhi lists out achievements of the Congress government. Invokes Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi. Says from bank nationalisation to RTI is their achievement.
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session"Law making a great responsibility. It is a huge responsibility".
Rahul Gandhi " we have to bring back real law makers. Today, media, courts make laws. Sometimes it is made in the streets".
Rahul Gandhi is indirectly attacking AAP. Says laws can't be made in the streets.
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session "common people can't enter politics. We need to change the system. They must enter".
Rahul Gandhi "No one is willing to compromise anymore. They want what they deserve".
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session "can't allow subversion of system and stalling Parliament session every day".
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session "People demand honest and efficient govt. We passed Lok Pal. Everybody was mocking at us".
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session"We have 6 more Bills pending in the Parliament".
Rahul Gandhi is combative. Attacks the opposition and even the media.
Rahul Gandhi now speaks in Hindi.
Rahul Gandhi is attacking both the BJP and AAP without naming them. Targets BJP's politics. AAP's ways. Says they have no respect for democracy and Constitution.
Rahul Gandhi "This time our workers will fight the elections".
Rahul Gandhi "We welcome new people, new thoughts and youngsters. They should believe in Congress ideology".
Rahul Gandhi "Youth Congress leaders have won elections".
Rahul Gandhi "We are preparing our manifesto after talking to people from all walks of life. No more closed door manifestos"
Rahul Gandhi "we should tell the people that Congress party will fight their battle. We will uplift the poor".
Rahul Gandhi is trying to take credit for everything. Listing out all achievements. Taking on the opposition and the media critical of the party.
Rahul Gandhi "women's reservation bill should be passed. We should actually have 50% women everywhere".
Rahul Gandhi "this country can never stand on its own legs unless the women are respected and empowered".
Rahul Gandhi "PM need 12 LPG cylinders, not 2 LPG cylinders".
Rahul Gandhi "opposition parties marketing is extremely good. They have everything".
Rahul Gandhi says opposition parties marketing is very good. They can sell a comb even to a bald person"
Rahul Gandhi at Congress session - He indirectly attacks AAP. Says Congress is doing everything in a transparent manner.
Rahul Gandhi "Congress party is not just a party. It is in our heart".
Rahul Gandhi "These days media decides everything. According to our Constitution the elelected MPs choose the PM. We do the same".
Rahul Gandhi "opposition is selling combs to bald people".
Rahul Gandhi "we do not love our country because it is powerful. We love it because it has always taught us how to remain united in the face of adversity".
Rahul Gandhi "There is a tough battle ahead of us. We will go into this battle with our heads held high"
Rahul Gandhi "We will go into this battle as warriors".
Rahul Gandhi speaks for close to 40 minutes. Makes a very strong speech.
Rahul Gandhi's speech was very powerful. Analysts say if his intentions match reality, it will be great.
Sonia Gandhi is speaking.
Sonia Gandhi "we are fully ready to fight the coming elections".
Sonia Gandhi "victory will be ours"
Both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi made morale boosting speeches. Rahul Gandhi spoke against arrogance of power.