Maharashtra Congress leaders Tuesday hailed party chief Rahul Gandhi's leadership for its stellar performance in the Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.
They added that the results were a clear indicator that the Congress was all set to regain lost ground and return to the centre stage of national politics.
Congress president Sanjay Nirupam called the results a "trailer" with the "picture" set for release in 2019 when the Narendra Modi government would be shown the door.
"Today's mandate is only a trailer and full picture will be released in 2019 when people of the country will oust (PM) Modi. People will elect Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister. People are so angry with Modi's arrogance that Congress will form government on its own in 2019," Nirupam said.
Former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh said the success achieved by the party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi was "resounding", adding that the winning streak would continue in the Lok Sabha polls next year.
"Actually, this resounding victory is the victory of Rahul ji's leadership. We not only hope but strongly believe we are going to keep up this momentum in next year's election too, when Congress party will come back to power and regain its base on people-friendly policies," Singh said.
Actor-turned politician Nagma, the general secretary of the All India Mahila Congress, said, "All sections of society were reeling under tremendous pressure of anti-common man policies of the Modi government. It promised to bring good days, but unfortunately brought bad days. Credit goes to Rahul Gandhi ji who filled Congress party workers with confidence.
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