We will win 135 seats in next Gujarat elections in 2022: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi: Congratulating his party workers for a giving a tough fight to BJP in the recently concluded assembly elections in Gujarat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on December 23 said that he is confident that his party will form the next government in the state.
He also hinted that certain people within the party worked against the party during the Gujarat elections and promised that action will be taken against them.
“Ninety percent of the people fought together and made efforts with the Congress in the election, but 5-10 percent didn’t help. The party will be taking action against them”, he said.
The Congress chief held zone-wise “introspection meetings” in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party’s defeat.
“Modiji, in the end, spoke about himself, about (former prime minister) Manmohan Singh. But all earlier talk about development and Modi model was debunked by Congress workers and the people of Gujarat,” he said.
The entire country was asking what happened to the Gujarat model. Modiji would not be able to talk about it in the future, Gandhi said.
Rahul, who was recently appointed as the president of the Congress party, said that the assembly elections saw the emergence of a new leadership in Gujarat and added that it will form the next government in the state.
Asking his party members to remain steadfast, Rahul said that the Gujarat polls, despite the results, were a victory for Congress because it used truth and love as a weapon to fight the polls.
“Agar Congress ek saath khadi ho jaati hai, to wo haarti nahin hai. Chunaav mein humari haar hui, par hum jeete kyunki wo gusse se lade aur unke paas sab saadhan the. aur humare paas sach; hum pyaar se lade”(If Congress stands together, it won’t lose. In the elections (Gujarat Assembly polls), we lost. But it was our victory because they fought with anger and they had all the means. And we (only) had truth; we fought with love.), he justified.
The Congress leader added that his party lost the Gujarat polls because of the malicious campaign by BJP to defame the Congress party for the last 20 years.
“Let me tell you about the reasons for our defeat. In the last 20 years, the BJP and Mr Modi have run a campaign of defamation against Congress party workers and leaders”, he said.
In the end, the Congress leader congratulated BJP for winning the election and said that his party is all set to play the role of opposition for the coming five years.
“They will work for Gujarat for next five years, and we will play the role of opposition,” he concluded.

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