STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

People have defeated BJP's attempts to divide society on religious lines: Sonia on Jharkhand results

Gandhi thanked the people of Jharkhand for expressing their 'substantive faith' in the people-centric Congress-JMM-RJD alliance.

Published: 24th December 2019 09:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2019 09:20 AM   |  A+A-

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, party leaders AK Antony, Rahul Gandhi, Gulam Nabi Azad, Priyanka Gandhi, Anand Sharma and others during a silent protest against a contentious Citizenship Act in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, party leaders AK Antony, Rahul Gandhi, Gulam Nabi Azad, Priyanka Gandhi, Anand Sharma and others during a silent protest against a contentious Citizenship Act in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance's victory in the Jharkhand Assembly polls was of "extreme contemporary importance" and asserted that the people have defeated the BJP's attempts to divide the society on caste and religious lines.

Gandhi thanked the people of Jharkhand for expressing their "substantive faith" in the people-centric Congress-JMM-RJD alliance led by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president Hemant Soren.

Gandhi congratulated Soren, all alliance partners and the Congress party leaders and workers for the victory, the party said in a statement.

The victory is special and of extreme contemporary importance, and the people of Jharkhand deserve special gratitude and congratulations for summarily defeating the BJP and its divisive agenda, she said.

With this mandate, the people have defeated the BJP's attempts to divide the society on caste and religious lines, the Congress president asserted.

The JMM-led alliance attained a majority in the 81-member Jharkhand assembly on Monday, Election Commission website said.

More from Nation.

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.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp