Gandhinagar victory a harbinger of autumn for Modi: Congress

New Delhi: Euphoric over its victory in municipal election in BJP leader L K Advani's constituency Gandhinagar, Congress Thursday claimed that it was beginning of the end of Narenda Modi's rule in Gujarat.

"It was a case of darkness at the foot of a light house in Gandhinagar and the people there made an attempt to dispel the darkness and move towards light this time. It is a reminder to the changing reality in the state and points to the beginning of the spring for Congress and autumn for BJP there," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

The Congress won 18 of the 33 seats in the newly-constituted Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) in a setback to BJP and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

It was a keenly-contested battle between ruling BJP and opposition Congress as Gandhinagar parliamentary seat has been represented by senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani.

AICC general secretary in-charge of Gujarat Mohan Prakash said the poor and the helpless people there have vent out their feeling in the elections.

He claimed it was "beginning of the end of Modi's rule" in the state.

Senior party leader from the state Shakti Singh Gohil said that the Congress victory from the "Prime Minister-in- waiting Lal Krishna Advani's constituency will mark the end of BJP from the entire Gujarat".