Rahul Gandhi: I respect the decision and congratulate Smriti ji

DN Bureau

Congress President Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in Amethi and said, "I respect the decision and congratulate Smriti Irani ji".


New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday conceded defeat in Amethi and said, "I respect the decision and congratulate Smriti Irani ji". 

He congratulated BJP's Smriti Irani, whom he defeated with a landslide margin in 2014 general elections.

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"She has won and I congratulate her," the Congress president said while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters.

Sporting a smile, he also congratulated the BJP and Narendra Modi for their historic win in Lok Sabha elections.

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"I had said that during the campaign 'janta maalik hai' and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP," he said.

"Frankly, today is the not the day to discuss what I think went wrong because people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian I respect that," he added.

The BJP-led NDA is comfortably set for a return to power at the centre with the alliance in a comfortable lead on about 340 Lok Sabha seats in the country. (ANI)

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