New Delhi, Dec 16: With Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president, stall owners outside party headquarters witnessed a huge demand in the sale of party merchandise on Saturday.Also Read - ‘Stop Talking About Secularism’: Amarinder Singh Slams Congress, Questions Alliance With Sena
Usually sitting under the shade of trees, away from the hustle-bustle of the party head office, the stall owners were a happy lot making some fast money. Scarfs, bands, key chains and car flags, diary having Rahul and Sonia Gandhi‘s photos on them. “The sale was much more than what we expected. Scarfs, stoles were much in demand,” said Lokesh, owner of one of the stalls said. [Also read: Rahul Gandhi Takes Over Congress Reins From Sonia Gandhi; Twitter Reacts] Also Read - Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Promises Smartphones, Scooty to Girls in UP if Party Comes to Power in 2022 Assembly Elections
The price of the products ranged from, Rs 5 to 50. “I had set up the stall at 8 AM and would be here for three more hours,” he added. When asked what does he expects from Rahul, Lokesh said, “I want him to hold one public meeting every month so that I witness a great sale.” [Also read: Rahul Gandhi Now Congress President: The Journey of a ‘Reluctant Politician’] Also Read - UP Police to Take Action Against Women Constables Who Posed for Selfies with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Rahul Gandhi took over the charge from his mother and longest-serving president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday and the moment was witnessed by thousands of Congress supporters and workers. Party leaders across the country attended the event.