Assembly Elections 2016 Results
Congress loses Assam, Kerala; Rahul Gandhi accepts verdict of people with humility
New Delhi: With Congress displaying a dismal performance in Assembly Election in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam, party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accepted defeat with humility.
While congratulating the parties for their respective wins in the Assam Assembly Election 2016, West Bengal Assembly Election 2016, Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016, Kerala Assembly Election 2016, the Congress leader said: “We accept the verdict of people with humility. My best wishes to the parties that have won the elections.”
The Gandhi scion thanked the Congress workers and leaders and party's allies for trying hard in the Assembly polls.
“We will work harder till we win the confidence and trust of people,” Rahul asserted.
We accept the verdict of people with humility. My best wishes to the parties that have won the elections
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 19, 2016
Rahul 's reaction comes after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) was set to dethrone the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) according to the trends.
Congress also lost Assam where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on the road to victory in the northeastern state for the first time.
In Tamil Nadu all exit-polls were proven wrong as J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK was on track to defeat DMK-Congress alliance.
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK were set to retain power on Thursday.