Rahul Gandhi has given a speech to the Congress’ National Executive Committee (NEC) in the House of Representatives, saying he wants to lead the party to victory in the upcoming general elections.
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, also addressed the congress on Sunday.
The Congress party, which had a narrow defeat in the state assembly elections last year, has been in power for a decade.
It will contest the 2019 general elections for the first time.
The party has also been working hard to woo the electorate in the southern state of Karnataka.
Congress, which has been the only party in the last two Lok Sabha polls to win an outright majority, is also likely to form a minority government in the event of the BJP coming to power.
Mr Gandhi has said he will have a “great deal” to do with the BJP in the coming weeks.
He has already said he is keen to form the government in Karnataka after the next general elections, which will be held in 2019.
Mr Modi has said Mr Gandhi will be “a strong leader” in the next government, adding that he would like to be in the government because he wants the country to be free.
Mr Modi has also said he would not seek re-election in 2019 and would rather wait for a government led by someone other than the Congress president.