Gujarat polls: P Chidambaram calls Congress performance a morale boosting, says will help in 2018 Assembly elections

New Delhi: The Congress has given a morale boosting performance in Gujarat and the battle will now be for five states in 2018, senior party leader P Chidambaram said on Monday.

File image of Chidambaram. PTI

File image of Chidambaram. PTI

In a series of tweets, Chidambaram congratulated the BJP for winning the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh but said the Congress has returned a morale boosting performance in Gujarat under Rahul Gandhi.

"The battle is now joined for five states in 2018," he said.

Assembly elections are due in Karnataka, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram in 2018.

The former finance and home minister said there is an electoral victory and there is a political victory in the results of the two states.

"Need I say who is the political victor in Gujarat. What a victory! In Gujarat, the winner limped across the finish line with a young sprinter close on his heels," he tweeted.

The BJP won the Gujarat Assembly polls for a record sixth straight victory, and evicted the Congress in Himachal Pradesh.

Click here for live coverage of Gujarat Assembly Election 2017

Click here for detailed coverage of Gujarat Assembly Election 2017

Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Dec 18, 2017 21:07:47 IST

Also See