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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the 134th Congress Foundation Day on December 28 | Photo: PTI

Archis Mohan New Delhi
As he lent a hand to former prime minister Manmohan Singh cut a cake at the party’s national headquarters here on Friday to celebrate its 133rd foundation day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi remarked how his job as party chief was increasingly to distribute the cake equally because sometimes people tended to run away with the whole cake. There were laughs all around, but few had any doubt the message their 47-year-old boss was sending out – he might allow seniors in the party to arm-twist him now and then, but would not spare the whip if pushed into a corner.

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First Published: Dec 30 2018 | 9:35 PM IST

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