With election results for Kerala and Assam signalling defeat for Congress, and no major gains in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu , party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party will work harder till it wins the confidence a of people.
"We accept the verdict of people with humility. My best wishes to the parties that have won the elections."
"I take this opportunity to thank every Congress worker and leader and our allies for their effort during these elections. We will work harder till we win the confidence & trust of people," Gandhi said on Twitter.
Congress vice president’s reaction came soon after election trends in five states suggested that Congress lost in Kerala and Assam ruled by it and failed to make any impact in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu despite alliances.
Party spokesperson Manish Tewari expressed disappointment at results but at the same time said that the outcome was "not unexpected" and gave desire for a "change" as the reason for the party's debacle in Assam, where three-term Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was leading Congress.
"The results are disappointing but not unexpected. After 15 years, Assam was perhaps looking for a change, Kerala is cyclic," he said.