Along with a huge gathering of party workers and supporters, the outgoing president of the party, Sonia Gandhi, was also present to welcome her son after his elevation to the top post.
Rahul Gandhi who will take over as Congress boss later this week, was campaigning in Gujarat when the Congress had made his election official on Monday.
The two-hour-long celebration outside his residence included party workers dancing and distributing sweets to welcome home their newly elected leader. In attendance were some members of the party including Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, leaders of the Youth Congress, National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Mahila Congress.
Hours after his election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had congratulated Mr Gandhi on Monday, wishing him a fruitful tenure.
(With inputs from PTI)
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