BJP has won Uttar Pradesh, and how.
With 323 seats, the state is riding a saffron wave, but where does Assembly election 2017 leave Congress? So, Congress leaders are coming out to defend Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi — though not in the most politically-savvy manner.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Gandhi should not be singled out for the party’s performance in UP and said,
UP is a bad loss, it hurt. I agree that in UP, we need fundamental restructuring, thinking about the Congress as a whole. These have to be hard, tough decisions about strategy,
‘I am Not Rahul Gandhi’
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit was asked whether he would resign if he were Rahul Gandhi. His response?
I am not Rahul Gandhi.
‘Hope BJP Shifts Narrative From ‘Shamshan-Kabristan’’
Randeep Surjewala, chief Congress spokesperson, spoke about introspection on the loss in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, reports Financial Express. He said,
We hope that BJP will shift the narrative from ‘Shamshan-Kabristan’ to the politics of development and brotherhood that is intrinsic to the ‘Ganga-Jamuni’ culture of UP, and will provide the much-needed relief by waiving farmer’s loans, market driven MSP for crops, jobs for youth, and ushering in a new era of industrialisation.
He also congratulated the BJP and PM Narendra Modi on their victory in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.