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Congress leaders hail party’s victory in state elections

Phagwara, Dec 11 (UNI) Indian National Congress leaders on Tuesday termed the assembly election results as a sign of the mood of the nation, which saw in party president Rahul Gandhi the youthful change it needed to bring India back on the track of development, hallmark of the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance regime under Dr Manmohan Singh.

They hailed the Congress victory in three states as a mandate for the leadership of Rahul and said it marked the beginning of the end of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre.

Averring that the people of India felt cheated by the failure of the Modi government to deliver on any of its promises made five years ago, they added that, at the same time, the people were desperate to see an end to the vicious cycle of communal hatred and violence unleashed by the BJP-led regime.

It is a moment of celebration not just for the Congress but also for the people of the nation, said former Union Minister of State Santosh Chaudhary, Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Vikramjit Singh and ex-Punjab Cabinet Minister Joginder Singh Maan.

In separate press statements issued on Tuesday, the leaders while reacting to the Assembly poll results, said the Congress performance showed that the party was on an upswing across the country. The results have clearly shown that the people of India were now fed up of the destructive and anti-development policies of the Narendra Modi government and wanted a positive change.

Congratulating the party president, as well as UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, for the Congress win in three states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, they said the party had clearly revived under the dynamic leadership of Rahul.

The outcome of the Assembly election results in five state shows the mood of the nation, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik said here today.

Mr Patnaik congratulated Congress, the MNF and TRS for their victory in the Assembly elections.

In his reaction to the outcome of the result of the assembly elections in five states, he said the result shows the mood of the nation.

Mr Patnaik said, Assembly elections were held in mostly in the agrarian state where the BJP despite being in power failed to resolve the farmers problem.

The BJP, he further said did not take any initiative to implement the recommendation of Swaminathan Committee to raise the MSP to benefit the farmers.

With Congress surging ahead of the BJP in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said reverse countdown of ”Modi Raj’ has started.

Reacting to the trends for counting of votes for assembly polls , which showed the Congress put up an impressive performance in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh , Mr Kejriwal in his tweet in Hindi said, ” Reverse countdown of ”Modi Raj’ has started”.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a tweet in Hindi said, ”Today’s election results are showing that … ‘ache din’ (good days)’ will not come!

All set for the national farewell to Jumlabazi.”

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