New Delhi: After the Indian National Congress (INC) suffered defeat in the state assembly polls conducted in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and secured a win in the Union Territory of Puducherry, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that she accepted the poll verdict with utmost humility.
“We will introspect into reasons for our loss and will re-dedicate ourselves to service of the people with greater vigour,” said Gandhi, who lost by wide margins in the state of West Bengal to the Trinamool Congress party (TMC).
On securing a win at Puducherry, the Congress President congratulated the people of Puducherry for giving the party the mandate.
Puducherry had a positive feed for the downtrodden Congress as the party secured 17 seats out of the total 30.
In Mamata’s West Bengal, the Congress was able to secure only 44 seats out of 294, surprisingly beating CPI(M) by a margin of 14 seats. The Congress had tied up with the Left in West Bengal for these polls.
In Assam the Congress went down to the BJP and managed to secure a mere 24 seats out of the total 126. This win comes as a huge victory for the BJP as the Congress was the dominant power in the state before the elections.
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) won the majority in Kerala with 91 seats out of the total 140, defeating the UDF by a wide margin.
With 133 seats out of the total 234, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa emerged victorious to rule the state for five more years. This will be her second term in the state.
Congress went down to the BJP in Assam by only securing 24 seats out of the total 126.
First Published | 19 May 2016 6:33 PM