Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president Prof Saifuddin Soz has termed the defeat of Union minister and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad as unfortunate. He said that Azad was considered the best candidate by the party who had served the state to the best of his abilities.
In a statement issued after the declaration of the results, he said, "It's tragic that despite our best efforts, coalition candidates have lost the election to the Lok Sabha," adding, "He is convinced that India's strong secular edifice will stand test of the times and the hallmark of India's polity will continue to be the unity in diversity."
He said that the election would go down in the annals of parliamentary history of India where propaganda has won over facts and truth got mixed with falsehood.
"But, finally it is a democratic and peoples' verdict and we have to accept it gracefully," he said.
The PCC president congratulated the winners and said that it would be the endeavor of party to work harder and serve the people.