Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader C.P Thakur on Monday said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should accept defeat and think seriously on taking on the role of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
Bangladesh`s parliamentary speaker today hoped for a quick resolution of outstanding issues like the Teesta river and land boundary agreements with the new government in India while stressing the need for further cementing bilateral ties for mutual benefit.
Veteran Congress leader and Union Minister, Mullappally Ramachandran retained the Vadakara constituency, by edging out CPI(M)`s A N Shamseer of LDF by a slender margin of 3306 votes in a fluctuating battle.
Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, which tasted success only in Punjab winning four Lok Sabha seats, made inroads into the vote-share of the state`s ruling SAD-BJP alliance as well as the opposition Congress.
With party`s senior leaders, including its president Om Prakash Chautala in jail, it was going to be an acid test for second rung leaders of INLD in the Lok Sabha polls and they managed to create some impression.
Suffering a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls today, Delhi Congress today said it accepted the verdict with humility and asked BJP to fulfil the promises it made to the people during the campaign.