Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP’s crushing victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday but added that his party’s fight to win the “hearts and minds” of the people would continue.
I congratulate Shri. Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) March 11, 2017
Minutes later, Modi responded to Gandhi, tweeting “Long live democracy”.
Thank you. Long live democracy! https://t.co/hJoGsO5lGA— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 11, 2017
The tweet exchange came after trends and results from assembly elections in five states showed the BJP cruising to massive majorities in UP and Uttarakhand. The Samajwadi Party-Congress combine was left far behind.
The Congress won a ringing majority in Punjab, ousting the BJP-Akali alliance. The two national parties were locked in a neck-and-neck fight in Goa and Manipur.
“To all Congress workers across India: We stand resolute & committed to our values & our belief in an India united in strength & purpose,” Gandhi said.
My heartiest congratulations to Capt Amarinder Singhji & all our party workers who worked tirelessly @capt_amarinder— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) March 11, 2017
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