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‘Will not step back from sacrificing’: Sonia Gandhi tells Rae Bareli

In a letter addressed to the people of Rae Bareli, the Congress leader also thanked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which did not field any candidate against her.

india Updated: May 27, 2019 07:39 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary, at his memorial 'Veer Bhumi' in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.(PTI)

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has said she is ready to sacrifice everything to safeguard the basic values of the country, as she thanked the people of Rae Bareli for re-electing her.

In a letter addressed to the people of Rae Bareli, the Congress leader also thanked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which did not field any candidate against her.

“I promise you that to safeguard the basic values of the country and to uphold the tradition of the ancestors of the Congress, I will not step back from sacrificing whatever I have got,” Gandhi said.

“I know that the coming days are going to be very tough, but I am fully confident that with the power of your support and trust, the Congress will meet every challenge,” she said.

Referring to the people of her constituency, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leader said she had always tried to look after this extended family.

“Like every Lok Sabha election, this time also you have reposed your faith in me. I am thankful to each and every Congress worker, and friends from the SP, BSP, Swabhiman Dal for the hardwork put in for my win,” Gandhi said.

“My life is an open book in front of you all. You are my family. I derive strength from you and this is my real asset,” she added.

Gandhi had won the Rae Bareli seat by defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Dinesh Pratap Singh by over 1.67 lakh votes, according to the Election Commission website.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 26, 2019 21:29 IST