Congress leader Ahmed Patel after emerging victorious in the high-pitch battle between the BJP and Congress over the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat said “BJP stands exposed of personal vendetta and political terror”. “Satyameva Jayate. This is not just my victory. It is a defeat of the most blatant use of money power, muscle power and abuse of state machinery,” said Patel on Twitter.

“I want to thank each and every MLA who voted for me despite unprecedented intimidation and pressure from BJP. They voted for an inclusive India,” he added.

Patel also thanked party President Sonia Gandhi for the victory.

He also said it was one of his most difficult elections. “This was a tough election, but we fought it like a family.”

Patel also said: “BJP stands exposed of personal vendetta and political terror. People of Gujarat will give them a befitting reply in this year’s election.”

He also said that Congress party will be strengthened and emerge victorious in this year’s assembly election in Gujarat under the leadership of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: “Treachery,immorality and misuse of state power has been defeated in Gujarat at the altar of truth and principles.”

“Scheming failed, principles won. Arrogance was defeated in Mahatma Gandhi’s land,” he added on Twitter.

Surjewala further said: “It is an eye-opener for the BJP to not misuse and brutalise democracy, not misuse state power, not be arrogant about money power and to respect the mandate of the people.”