The Congress had waited 55 months for this “ache din” electoral score card. The recent results say the BJP no more is the “Shah” of elections. With a spring in her step, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday evening reacted to the uprooting of three BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh with muted joy. Pointing towards her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, she said: “He has worked hard.”
Jubilant over his party’s superb performance in the recent elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday thanked Congress workers, saying a big responsibility was awaiting the party right now. “This is a victory of Congress workers, small traders, farmers. This is a big responsibility for Congress party and we will work on this,” said Gandhi, adding that “it is now time for a change”.
The Congress president also asserted that the results in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are a testimony of the fact that it is not going to be a smooth run for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.
Hopeful of a victory in Madhya Pradesh where Congress and BJP are heading for a close finish, Gandhi said, “We are going to provide these states with a vision. We are going to provide these states with a government that they can be proud of.”
“The way a resilient Congress has made a comeback, I can say it for sure that it is going to be very difficult for the prime minister and the BJP to win the Lok Sabha elections” – Rahul Gandhi. “BJP has an ideology, we’ll fight against it and defeat them. We have defeated them today and we will do this again in 2019. But we don’t want to erase anyone from the face of India,” added Gandhi.
On the challenges he faced from Modi in the ensuing general elections, the Gandhi family scion said, “When PM was elected to power, he was elected on three platforms—employment, corruption and farmers. It was in people’s mind that PM will fight against corruption. Now people think that PM Modi himself is corrupt.”