STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Winning, Losing Part of Democracy, Says Congress

The Congress Monday downplayed the electoral defeat it suffered in Haryana and Maharashtra, saying such developments are part of the democratic process.

Published: 20th October 2014 05:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2014 05:44 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Congress Monday downplayed the electoral defeat it suffered in Haryana and Maharashtra, saying such developments are part of the democratic process.

"Winning and losing is part of democracy. Our party has always maintained that we should neither go overboard on victory nor despair on a defeat," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told the media here.

He said there was no dissent as far as party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's leadership was concerned. "The faith of crores of Congress workers is in Rahul Gandhi. They have never had any doubt regarding his leadership."

Surjewala said it was Priyanka Gandhi's personal decision to limit her political activity to only Amethi and Rae Bareli, the constituencies represented by her brother Rahul Gandhi and her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi respectively.

Surjewala said the Congress fought a good election in Haryana, despite the BJP replacing it from power.

"We fought a good election in Haryana. In that state no party had been voted to power consecutively for two terms, but we were successful in getting two consecutive mandates," he said.

Surjewala said the Congress will "introspect" the poll outcome and reach out to "newer sections" wherever that was paramount or necessary.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp