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Lok Sabha election results 2019: Rahul Gandhi says Congress respects peoples' decision to choose Narendra Modi as PM again

politics | May 23, 2019 5:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Rahul Gandhi says Congress respects peoples' decision to choose Narendra Modi as PM again

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Conceding defeat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for their landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls, and said his party will continue to fight the ideological battle with the saffron party.

Conceding defeat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for their landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls, and said his party will continue to fight the ideological battle with the saffron party.

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"I congratulate Narendra Modiji and BJP for their electoral victory. People of India have decided that Narendra Modi will be the PM again and I fully respect that," Gandhi said.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, he said the Congress Working Committee will meet soon and decide on whether he should resign as party chief following the electoral debacle.
The Congress could manage to add only a few seats to its 2014 Lok Sabha tally of 44 seats.
"The Congress will continue to fight its ideological battle with BJP unitedly," he added, asking the party workers not be afraid.
Conceding defeat in Amethi, Gandhi congratulated BJP leader and union minister Smriti Irani and said, "I want Smriti Irani to take care of the people of Amethi with love."
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