Disappointed but accept people’s verdict: Congress
Congress on Sunday voiced disappointment over the trends in the Assembly elections with the party doing poorly in Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
“We are disappointed,” party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said when asked about the trends.
While he said the party still has hopes from Chhattisgarh, he dismissed suggestions that the performance of BJP in the Assembly polls would lead that party to a sweep in the Lok Sabha elections next year.
He recalled that BJP had won 2003 Assembly polls but lost badly in the Lok Sabha elections.
“Any celebration ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls will be premature. BJP refuses to learn from history,” he said.
Party leader Jayanthi Natarajan said, “Our congratulations to those who have won in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. People have given them a mandate. Our wishes go to them.”
She added: “In Delhi, we accept the verdict and will examine the results. We will find out what has gone wrong.”
Disagreeing with mr Surjewala’s statement, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Seetharaman said, “We really cannot extricate the two — Assembly polls and Lok Sabha elections — completely.”
She said BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s campaign had impact in the Assembly polls.
The BJP, however, agreed that the performance of the state governments is largely the factor on the basis of which people will vote.
Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi dismissed suggestions that the trends showed that there was a Modi wave in the country.
Congress leader and Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said his party has very capable, experienced political leaders who are surely going to analyse in detail and find what is needed to take corrective measures. He said across the the country there were regional parties and areas where the BJP is not even a presence.
“So we should not be too hasty in suddenly seeing a sort of tsunami in favour of party that has done well today,” Mr Tharoor said.
If the party was very capable, with experienced political leaders why
did they not take proper measures to combat internal security, border
issues, corruption,scams,rupee down fall,women’s protection,why should a
union minister go fall at the feet of Karuna Nidhi whose family has
looted the nation 2G scam.And finally with so many experienced political
leaders why make Rahul Gandhi the PM candidate.
Posted on: Dec 8, 2013 at 13:47 IST
Everyone is disappointed by the government, especially middle class as
far as inflation is concerned. People don’t have any alternative either
to vote for BJP or else NOTA. No agenda at all. Just blaming other
parties so as to rise rather than having a proper agenda. Politicisng
each and every incident has become the way of manipulating the brains of
common man. Insulting the leaders of the opposite party is the game
played by the leaders.
Posted on: Dec 8, 2013 at 13:36 IST
People were disappointed by Congress Government, that is why they have given this verdict.
Posted on: Dec 8, 2013 at 12:33 IST
The Congress stalwarts should prostrate thanking Mr Raul Gandhi for his herculean
efforts in preventing a total wash out of the party in the assembly elections, lest they
are forgotten when the time comes for him to finalize his cabinet of “youthful” and
energetic leaders post 2014 !
Posted on: Dec 8, 2013 at 12:31 IST
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