Rahul Gandhi promises to 'transform' India
JAIPUR (AFP) - Mr Rahul Gandhi, often tagged India's "prime minister-in-waiting", said on Saturday he would "transform" the country after he was promoted to second-in-command of the ruling Congress party.
Members of the Congress Working Committee earlier approved a motion making Mr Rahul - the son, grandson and great-grandson of Indian prime ministers - second in the party's hierarchy after his mother, party president Sonia Gandhi.
"I have great experience," the 42-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty said in the northern Indian city of Jaipur, at a party meeting held to prepare for general elections due in 2014.
"Together we will transform the country," he said in his speech accepting the post of Congress vice-president, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.