Congress President Sonia Gandhi tonight came out on the street of Delhi and joined thousands of ecstatic fans in celebrating India's World Cup cricket triumph.
As soon as the Sports Utility Vehicle carrying her stopped on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near the busy ITO crossing at around 11pm, a beaming Gandhi came out of it, waved the national flag, shook hands with the fans, displayed Victory and thumbs-up signs, drawing lusty cheers from the crowd around.
She told the fans that the Indian cricket team has done the country really proud by winning the Cup.
The fans responded to her by singing "India.....India" and "Vande Mataram" in a rhythmic manner.
Guarded by Special Protection Group personnel, Gandhi was in the midst of the fans for about 20 minutes before she drove off towards the Delhi Gate.
As she interacted with the celebrating fans, the ITO intersection, one of the busiest areas in Delhi, was chocked with a massive traffic snarl as vehicles came to a grinding halt. But few seemed to mind that as a festive mood swept the whole area.
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