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Wednesday, 21 February 2024 3.19 AM IST

Battle of ideology will continue; Rahul Gandhi reacts to heavy defeat in assembly elections


NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with response after the heavy defeat in the assembly elections in three states. Rahul Gandhi said that he humbly accepts the verdict of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan - the battle of ideology will continue. 'I am very thankful to the people of Telangana - we will definitely fulfill the promise of making Prajalu Telangana. Heartfelt thanks to all the workers for their hard work and support', Rahul Gandhi wrote in X.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also responded on X. "I thank the people of Telangana for the mandate we have received from them. I also thank all those who voted for us in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Our performance in these three states have no doubt been disappointing, but with determination, we reaffirm our strong resolve to rebuild and revive ourselves in these three states. The Congress party fought a spirited campaign in all these four states. I acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of lakhs of our workers. We will overcome temporary setbacks and prepare ourselves fully for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections along with the INDIA parties.' he wrote on his X page.

At the same time, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah came to the scene by criticizing the Congress and praising the BJP. Omar Abdullah said that 'if the situation continues to be like this in future, then we will not be able to save ourselves.' Congress could win only in Telangana. BJP should be commended for this. When the result came, only the Telangana claim came true. He said that Congress could not save Chhattisgarh, take back Madhya Pradesh or win back Rajasthan.

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