Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is expected to hoist the national flag at the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road here on Independence Day, the party indicated Monday.
Mr Gandhi is currently with his mother, party chief Sonia Gandhi, who is recuperating after surgery abroad. Rahul Gandhi is likely to return India in the next four to five days while Mrs Gandhi will remain abroad for over two weeks, highly placed sources in the party said.
Mrs Gandhi hoists the national flag at the party headquarters after the Prime Minister’s annual address to the nation from the Red Fort. Only if Mr Rahul Gandhi fails due to any exigency to arrive by August 15 will another senior party leader, like AICC treasurer Motilal Vora, hoist the national flag, they said. Asian Age