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Rahul Gandhi Rallies India’s Congress in Speech as Deputy

Rahul Gandhi said it was time to repair a broken system of governance in his first speech after being named deputy leader of Congress, an appointment that seeks to invigorate the ruling party ahead of next year’s election.

Gandhi, 42, was selected as Congress vice-president at a strategy meeting in Jaipur on Jan. 19, positioning the latest member of a famed political dynasty to lead the governing alliance into the poll. With 15 months until votes are cast, Gandhi must reverse the fortunes of a party that has been tainted by corruption charges, lost a succession of major state ballots and whose government is presiding over an economy poised to expand at the slowest pace in a decade.