Rahul Gandhi Breaks Silence On North East Election Results, Thanks Congress Workers

| March 5 , 2018 , 15:35 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi who had been in Italy visiting his grandmother for the festival of Holi returned to India on Monday, and in a tweet broke his silence on the results of the north east state assembly elections, where the party fared poorly.

"The Congress party respects the mandate of the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. We are committed to strengthening our party across the North East and to winning back the trust of the people. My sincere thanks to each and every Congress worker who toiled for the party," tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

The state assembly election results for the north east states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland released on March 3, brought bad news for the Congress party, which was not able to form a government in either of the 3 states.

While BJP won an outright majority in Tripura, the saffron party managed to form alliances in Meghalaya and Nagaland. The Congress lost Meghalaya despite being the single largest party with 21 seats as the NPP alliance garnered support from the BJP and local parties. Congress was not able to win a single seat in Tripura or Nagaland.   

Since the announcement of the results, the Congress president had been silent on the matter, which was criticised widely as the public and politicians viewed he should have boosted the morale of the party workers in the face of the multiple defeats.