Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi

In a massive show of strength, the Congress party organised a mammoth rally at the Ramlila Maidan, to explain to the people the need for reform measures like allowing foreign direct investment in retail and also counter the many allegations of corruption that leaders and ministers from the party face.

In a charged speech, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi listed the Congress party's achievements, clearly taking on not just the BJP but also new political opponent Arvind Kejriwal and also launching what is clearly his party's mission 2014.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi also made an impassioned speech launching a scathing attack on the Opposition for stalling important bills and discussions.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Rahul Gandhi made a rare appearance on the same stage as Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and was the first to address the crowd.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
United we stand: PM, Rahul and Sonia on the stage.

Rahul Gandhi emphatically said that the Lokpal Bill - aimed at fighting corruption will be passed.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Sonia Gandhi waves to the crowds as Rahul Gandhi and the Prime Minister look on.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor posted this picture on Twitter.

He also tweeted: Mammoth crowd at Congress Mega Rally aat RamLila Maidan. The Party fights back!
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
The top brass's speeches seemed to greatly enliven the crowd.

The colour pink stood out and was favoured by Congress workers from Haryana - pink turbans for men, pink saris for women - which they said indicated their "pro-FDI" stand.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Congress scion Rahul Gandhi arrives at the venue.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrives at the venue.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
An aerial view of the mammoth crowd which gathered at Ramlila Maidan.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
About 10,000 people are expected to assemble at the Ramlila Maidan and as we can see, the crowd has started building up.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
A close-up of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's poster. He is widely expected to formally take over any day now as the number 2 in the Congress.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
Posters of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at the venue.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi
With thousands streaming in, Delhi Police was out in full force at the Ramlila Maidan.
Rahul, Sonia lead the Congress show of might at mega-rally in Delhi

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