Jan 21, 2013 at 11:06am IST

Full text: Rahul Gandhi's first speech as Congress Vice President

The newly-appointed Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday made an emotional pitch to the Congress in Jaipur and proclaimed his love for the people of the country and his party. While addressing the party members at the end of the two-day Chintan Shivir, Rahul thanked the party members for appointing him as the party's vice president and said, "I will fight for Congress and people of India with whatever I have."

Rahul also cited his grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi's assassination and said that India needs hope of a systemic change to move the country ahead. Praising the current government, Rahul said, "All the development in India has been possible because of Congress and the governments led by it."

Following is the full text of Rahul Gandhi's speech in Jaipur:


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