Raipur: Chhattisgarh Congress president Nand Kumar Patel on Wednesday hailed the party`s thumping victory in Karnataka Assembly elections and credited vice president Rahul Gandhi for the good show.
"Karnataka`s victory clearly indicates that the entire nation, particularly the youth, wishes to see leadership of Rahul Gandhi, who led from the front to ensure the party`s victory in the BJP-ruled state. Now the Congress will win 2014 general elections under his leadership," he said in a release.
People have shown faith in the Congress and voted it in power in Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Uttarakhand and now in Karnataka, Patel said, adding, "the party`s winning spree will be continued in Chhattisgarh, where Assembly election is due by this year end.
Expressing happiness over the poll result in the southern state, Leader of Opposition and Congress legislator Ravindra Choubey said the party that supported corruption and communalism has lost in Karnataka.
Karnataka Government was facing corruption charges over iron-ore mine allotments and this led to BJP`s defeat in the Assembly polls, he said.
Similarly, BJP government had been in the dock over coal block and iron-ore mine allocations in Chhattisgarh and the party will suffer the same fate here as in Karnataka in the coming elections, Choubey.