'Accept verdict of people', says Rahul Gandhi on Gujarat, Himachal poll results

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 18:03 hrs
Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017

New Delhi: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to sweep assembly elections in states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the newly elected Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accepted the "verdict of the people" and expressed his gratitude towards the Congress Party workers for their efforts.

Although the party suffered a loss, Gandhi lauded the Congress workers for fighting "anger with dignity."

"My Congress brothers and sisters, you have made me very proud. You are different than those you fought because you fought anger with dignity. You have demonstrated to everyone that the Congress's greatest strength is its decency and courage," Gandhi added in a succeeding tweet.

In the counting that is underway, the Congress is trailing with 65 seats while the BJP has won 72 seats and is leading in 27 seats in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.

Meanwhile, in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly election, the BJP has won 19 seats and is leading in 25 seats in the 68-member Assembly, while Congress has won 11 seats in the counting so far.

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