Riding high on the victory in the assembly elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday congratulated all the party workers in all the five states that went to the polls between November 12 and December 7.
Addressing the media late on Tuesday evening, Gandhi dedicated the victory in the assembly elections to the party workers, farmers, small business owners and the youth of the country.
“This is a big responsibility for the Congress party and we will work on this,” he said.
Under his leadership, the opposition party has taken a lead in Rajasthan and seems headed for a victory in Chhattisgarh, according to the latest trends. The Congress also put up a strong fight in Madhya Pradesh and is slightly ahead of the BJP with 114 of the total 230 seats. The BJP is closely behind with 109 seats.
Gandhi said his party will provide the states a vision and a government that the people will be proud of. He further said that his party wants to erase the discontentment among the masses created by the ruling government.
“We are committed to the welfare of the people who voted us to power,” he added.
Taking a jibe at the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, Rahul said the Congress has defeated the BJP and will do the same in 2019, but won’t erase anyone from the face of India.
“The BJP has a certain ideology and we will fight against it. We have won this elections, we will also win in 2019. However, we do not want to get rid of anyone, hum kisi ko mukt nahi karna chahtein,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Promising employment opportunities for the youth, loan waiver for farmers, and eradication of corruption, Gandhi said the BJP and PM Modi miserably failed in delivering the vision of development that the government brought with it in 2014.
Rahul Gandhi also attacked the Government over issues of demonetisation, Rafale deal and the abrupt resignation of former RBI governor Urjit Patel.
Further taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said the PM had “taught him what not to do”.
“He (PM Modi) refused to listen to the heartbeat of the country. A certain amount of arrogance came in,” he said.
Gandhi also thanked the outgoing chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states for the work they did for the people.