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New Delhi, Dec 4 – Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said the people of three Hindi heartland states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – have assigned the role of Opposition to the party. “Accept the public’s decision,” said Vadra.
The BJP secured majority in the three states, the only consolation for the Congress came from Telangana, where it wrested power from the BRS.
She thanked the people of Telangana for the victory. “The people of Telangana have created history and given the mandate in favour of the Congress Party. This is the victory of the people of Telangana. This is the victory of the people of the state and every worker of the Congress party. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the people of Telangana. Congress Party is committed to peace, prosperity and progress in Telangana,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote on X.
Accepting the party’s role in the Opposition in three states, she said “The people of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattigarh have assigned the role of Opposition to the Congress Party. Accept the public’s decision”.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi “humbly accepted” the people’s mandate in four states assembly election results.
On the results in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattigarh, Rahul Gandhi said “battle of ideology” will continue.
Taking to X, Rahul Gandhi wrote, “We humbly accept the mandate of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan- the battle of ideology will continue.”
He thanked the people of Telangana for their support. “I am very thankful to the people of Telangana- we will definitely fulfill the promise of making Telangana. Heartfelt thanks to all the workers for their hard work and support,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on X.
After four assembly election results, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge thanked the people of Telangana for the mandate.
Kharge wrote 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 has 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.”
In a bid to boost the confidence of party workers and leaders, Kharge wrote, “We will overcome temporary setbacks and prepare ourselves fully for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections along with the I.N.D.I.A