Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today squarely accepted responsibility for the party’s losses in Uttar Pradesh and said he would continue to work in the state.
“I would like to congratulate the Samajwadi Party for their victory in Uttar Pradesh. The responsibility for the loss in the state lies with me,” Gandhi told reporters.
Gandhi said he will continue to work in the state and would take the loss in his stride.
“It is too early to go into reasons for loss. Generally there was a mood for the Samajwadi Party in the state,” Gandhi said.
The star campaigner of the Congress party admitted that the ‘fundamentals’ of the Congress party in the state of UP were weak, but there seemed to be some improvement in the party’s performance in these elections.
I will continue my work in the state, he said.
He said the Congress party would sit in the opposition benches in the upcoming assembly and would gradually work towards coming to power in the state.
“I view my work as working for people of country and improving political conditions for the people,” the Congress general secretary said, adding that he would take this loss in his stride.
However, he made no comment on the elections or results in the states of Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand where the Congress failed to make an impression.