Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has claimed a land slide and historic victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019. Meanwhile main opposition party ‘Congress’ is facing backlash over election campaign ideas which led his party to defeat.
Rahul Gandhi congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their victory in the Lok Sabha polls as he conceded defeat, saying he accepted the people’s mandate. Gandhi took “100% responsibility” for the defeat while clarifying that a decision on whether he will step down from the post of the party’s president will be taken at a meeting of the party’s working committee, the highest decision-making body. “The decision will be between me and the working committee,” he said.
I accept the verdict of the people of India 🇮🇳Congratulations to the winners, Mr Modi & the NDA.Thank you to the people of Wayanad for electing me as your MP.Thank you also to the people of Amethi.Thank you Congress workers & leaders for your hard work in this campaign.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 23, 2019
I accept the verdict of the people of India 🇮🇳
Congratulations to the winners, Mr Modi & the NDA.
Thank you to the people of Wayanad for electing me as your MP.
Thank you also to the people of Amethi.
Thank you Congress workers & leaders for your hard work in this campaign.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 23, 2019
The Congress separately denied reports that Gandhi had offered his resignation. “Reports of the resignation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president are mischievous and incorrect,” the party said in a statement.
Gandhi called the Lok Sabha election campaign a battle of ideologies between the two parties. “Our battle is the fight of ideology. There are two different thoughts – one [of] Narendra Modi ji and the BJP’s and the other of the Congress. There are two different views but we have to admit that Narendra Modi and the BJP have won,” he said.
Gandhi congratulated his rival, Smriti Irani by saying “I would like to congratulate Smriti Irani ji for winning. Amethi’s people have given their verdict and I respect that,” he added. Gandhi emerged victorious from Kerala’s Wayanad seat.
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20 July, 2019