Prime Minister Modi has been pushed on the backfoot…Where did the weak Congress get the lifeline from?

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: This election has been a lifesaver for the Congress, which failed to secure the required number of seats for the Leader of Opposition post in the last two general elections. It has not only almost doubled its number of seats but has also been largely successful in regaining its lost ground. For the first time in this election, the Congress reached out to the people on the basis of social justice and gave a tough fight to the BJP in many states. Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, former president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ran an impressive election campaign, highlighting the welfare guarantees being given to the people by the party. The Congress prepared a manifesto based on five 'nyays' and 25 'guarantees' and put in all its might to reach out to the people. Congress leaders attributed the party's spectacular comeback to its focus on people's issues and its 'nyay' guarantee. Also, the top leadership of the Congress strongly raised the claim in rallies that the BJP will change the Constitution, which seems to be having a deep impact at the grassroots level.

Congress made sacrifices to form 'Bharat' alliance

Congress has also made some sacrifices in forming and expanding the 'Bharat' alliance and adjusting seats. Rahul Gandhi told reporters on Tuesday that all Congress leaders respect the allies of the 'Bharat' alliance and wherever the alliance fought, they fought 'unitedly'. He said, 'This fight was to save the Constitution. When the Modi government froze our bank accounts, jailed Chief Ministers, broke parties, I had this in my mind that the people of Hindustan will fight unitedly for their Constitution. This proved to be true.'

Rahul Gandhi tried his best

The Congress leader said, “I want to thank the people of India, the allies of the 'Bharat' alliance, the Congress leaders and the workers of Babbar Sher from the bottom of my heart. You took the biggest and most important step to save the Constitution.” Gandhi said, “Through this election, the country has given a message that we do not want Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to run this country.” After the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections ended, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh had said that the party had conducted an aggressive election campaign during the Lok Sabha elections and put Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the back foot without any 'ifs and buts'.

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