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Will pose 'formidable challenge' to BJP in 2019: Congress

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The on Thursday said it would pose a "formidable challenge" to the in the 2019 general elections.

"Just-concluded elections in many states show that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a very strong vote share, whereas the Congress, despite it losing the polls, has a good vote share in many states," senior leader C.P. Joshi told the media here.

"Everything possible would be done to counter the in the next general elections and since the and its allies got a good vote share, it would give formidable challenge to the during the next Lok Sabha elections," Joshi said.

Talking about Manipur and Goa where the had emerged as the single largest party, Joshi said that the forming the governments with a "manufactured majority" in these states was "unfortunate" for parliamentary democracy in the country.

"It's a matter of concern for all," he said.

When asked if Vice President Rahul Gandhi was leading the party well, Joshi said, "He (Rahul) was being criticised unnecessarily."

"Rahul Gandhi has been a good manager. His role (in the party) is to be assessed in a proper manner," he added.

--IANS

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The on Thursday said it would pose a "formidable challenge" to the in the 2019 general elections.

"Just-concluded elections in many states show that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a very strong vote share, whereas the Congress, despite it losing the polls, has a good vote share in many states," senior leader C.P. Joshi told the media here.

"Everything possible would be done to counter the in the next general elections and since the and its allies got a good vote share, it would give formidable challenge to the during the next Lok Sabha elections," Joshi said.

Talking about Manipur and Goa where the had emerged as the single largest party, Joshi said that the forming the governments with a "manufactured majority" in these states was "unfortunate" for parliamentary democracy in the country.

"It's a matter of concern for all," he said.

When asked if Vice President Rahul Gandhi was leading the party well, Joshi said, "He (Rahul) was being criticised unnecessarily."

"Rahul Gandhi has been a good manager. His role (in the party) is to be assessed in a proper manner," he added.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Will pose 'formidable challenge' to BJP in 2019: Congress

The on Thursday said it would pose a "formidable challenge" to the in the 2019 general elections.

"Just-concluded elections in many states show that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a very strong vote share, whereas the Congress, despite it losing the polls, has a good vote share in many states," senior leader C.P. Joshi told the media here.

"Everything possible would be done to counter the in the next general elections and since the and its allies got a good vote share, it would give formidable challenge to the during the next Lok Sabha elections," Joshi said.

Talking about Manipur and Goa where the had emerged as the single largest party, Joshi said that the forming the governments with a "manufactured majority" in these states was "unfortunate" for parliamentary democracy in the country.

"It's a matter of concern for all," he said.

When asked if Vice President Rahul Gandhi was leading the party well, Joshi said, "He (Rahul) was being criticised unnecessarily."

"Rahul Gandhi has been a good manager. His role (in the party) is to be assessed in a proper manner," he added.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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