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"I take the responsibility for the defeat in UP.
Despite the energy and efforts invested by (Congress Vice President) Rahul Gandhi, I could not live up to the expectations," the actor-turned-politician told the media.
Contesting in alliance with the Samajwadi Party, the Congress won only seven seats in the 403-member assembly. He accused the BJP of using money and muscle power to come to power in Goa and Manipur.
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