NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday termed the assembly poll results unfortunate but said the party will win back the confidence of people soon.
The Congress received a drubbing in assembly elections in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.
It lost Punjab to the Aam Aadmi Party.
“In my political career spanning 50 years, I have seen many highs and lows of the Congress party. It is unfortunate to see the assembly results, but one should remember that we are the only ones who can fight fascist forces. We will regain the confidence of the people soon,” Kharge, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said on Twitter.
Replying to Kharge’s tweet, Congress leader Salman Soz said, “With respect, Kharge ji, while I believe firmly that Congress is central to this fight, we need to be inclusive. We need friends & allies. This is a fight for all who oppose RSS-BJP, for all who believe in the ‘Idea of India’. #MakeABiggerTent”.
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the party has lost but not been defeated, even as he congratulated the BJP on its outstanding performance in the assembly polls. —PTI