However, even as senior Congress leaders took to social media to congratulate Mr Gandhi, Twitter erupted with jokes.
Here are the funniest tweets about Rahul Gandhi's elevation to Congress president:
All the best to Rahul Gandhi for the Congress President election. I think he'll win this one.- Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 4, 2017
Abhishek Bachchan's parody account made a hilarious observation
Rahul Gandhi filing nominations for INC presidentship is like Uday Chopra giving auditions for Dhoom series.- Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) December 4, 2017
Comedian Tanmay Bhat added his two bits
As soon as everybody left Gandhiji at the back probably facepalmed. pic.twitter.com/koXZazTDlF- Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) December 4, 2017
And plenty of memes were made
*Rahul Gandhi running for Congress President elections* pic.twitter.com/detkuoqb5z- Absurd Choudhary (@ABChoudhary007) December 4, 2017
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