Rahul Gandhi used his tweet this morning on Mahatma Gandhi's 149th birth anniversary to deliver a message for "truth, non-violence" and how "true patriots" must protect the ideals.
The Congress president posted the message along with an image of Mahatma Gandhi juxtaposed with photos of renowned freedom fighters and eminent leaders of India.
The post was retweeted by the Congress.
Gandhiji is not an immobile statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 2, 2018
Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for are the foundation of our country.
True patriots must protect them. #GandhiJayanti#Gandhi150pic.twitter.com/ltgTBgBhYF
Rahul Gandhi and his mother, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, paid tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Delhi's Rajghat.
Both Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi left immediately as they were to travel to Wardha in Maharashtra for a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top decision-making body.
The Congress also put out a series of tweets, including one with the message that a "few dirty drops do not make an ocean dirty".
"We have learnt a great deal from Mahatma Gandhi, but of all the lessons truth & non-violence stand apart," the party said, posting Mahatma Gandhi's famous quotes.