Moral, political defeat for Modi says Congress

New Delhi : The Congress today described the 2024 General Election verdict as a moral and political defeat for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who sought votes in his own name.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and former party president Rahul Gandhi held a press conference in the presence of Congress Parliamentary Party Chaiperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi today evening. AICC General Secretary Smt Priyanka Gandhi, Mr Jairam Ramesh, Mr Mukul Wasnik and Mr Avinash Pande were also present on the occasion.

The Congress president observed that the people of the country had not given absolute majority to any one party, particularly the BJP, which sought votes in the name of a single person.

He said, this was a mandate against Modi and the defeat of a person who was seeking votes only in his own name.

Kharge pointed out, the Congress and the INDIA bloc campaigned with a positive agenda, raising the issues concerning the people of the country like inflation, unemployment, farmers’ distress and misuse of the central agencies.

He pointed out how the Congress party’s accounts were frozen, Opposition leaders intimidated and political parties broken.

The Congress president specially mentioned the Bharat Jodo Yatra and the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi, which galvanized the public opinion.

He said, today’s achievement was also because of the united efforts by the INDIA partners and close coordination between them.

He said, the fight was not finished as yet as the Congress party will keep on fighting for protecting the Constitution and also ensure the proper functioning of the Parliament.

Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Gandhi said, the Congress party during the elections was not only fighting against a political party, but also against the institutions, which had been captured by the BJP and were being used against the political opponents.

Displaying a copy of the Constitution, Gandhi said, the fight was to save it. He said, he had realized long back that people of India will definitely rise and stand up against the way the BJP abused power, like freezing Congress party’s bank accounts and sending  Chief Ministers to prison.

He said, the people of India have given a clear message that they do not want people like Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.

Gandhi specially thanked the poor people of the country for saving the Constitution.

Replying to a question whether the Congress will try to form the government, Gandhi said, they will be holding a meeting with the INDIA alliance partners on Wednesday.