Congress president Rahul Gandhi turned 48 on Tuesday, and a series of political leaders wished him the day's greetings on social media. Here are a selection of the best wishes celebrating Rahul's 48th birthday:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi "prayed for a long and healthy life" for Rahul.
Birthday greetings to Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi. I pray for his long and healthy life.
" Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 19, 2018
Punjab's Amarinder Singh, one of only two Congress chief ministers in the country, paid his tributes to his party's national president.
Dear Rahul wish you a very Happy Birthday. May God bless you with a long, healthy, happy and prosperous life. And may you continue to lead @INCIndia through many more successes. My best wishes and blessings are with you today, and always! @RahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/DCqR0M00gj " Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 19, 2018
The other state with a Congress-led government is Karnataka. And though the chief minister is from ally Janata Dal (Secular), the CMO's official handle tweeted out birthday wishes for Rahul.
" CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) June 19, 2018
A series of leaders from the political Opposition also wished Rahul, and these tweets must acquire particular significance given the national anti-BJP coalition the Congress is keen on building.
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to @RahulGandhi Ji. You have exhibited remarkable vision and exemplary leadership. On your birthday, I wish you peace, good health, success and happiness. Congratulations and #HappyBirthdayRahulGandhi
" Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 19, 2018
From Kashmir, leaders of both parties " Mehbooba Mufti of the PDP and Omar Abdullah of the National Conference " wished Rahul.
Warm birthday wishes to @RahulGandhi. Wishing him good health, success & happiness.
" Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 19, 2018
Here's wishing @RahulGandhi a very happy 48th birthday. May the almighty bless you with good health, much success & many more years in the service of the nation. " Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 19, 2018
Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor, who allied with Congress to nearly pull off a famous victory in Gujarat Assembly election last year, paid rich tributes to the Congress president.
Dear @RahulGandhi Ji, you have exhibited uncommon wisdom, remarkable vision, and exemplary leadership. I wish you peace, good health, and happiness. Congratulations and happy birthday!#HappyBirthdayRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/PrmMtKDv0P
" Alpesh Thakor (@AlpeshThakor_) June 19, 2018
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In fact, even chief ministers of BJP-ruled states weren't to be left too far behind.
" Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) June 19, 2018