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Congress to respect people's verdict, sit in Oppn: Ajit Jogi

"We respect people's verdict and will play the role of a constructive Oppn in the future development of Chhattisgarh," the CM said.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2003 17:04 IST

Taking moral responsibility for Congress's defeat in the state, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi on Thursday said that the party would respect the people's verdict.

"We respect the people's verdict and will play the role of a constructive Opposition in the futuredevelopment of the state," Jogi said.

Explaining the cause for the defeat, he said, "We did not win any seat in the naxalite-hit area and this is the main reason for the party's defeat". The Congress lost about 20 seats in the area.

However, he said this would have to be analysed in depth for party's future strategies.

Jogi said defeat with a narrow margin was a part of electoral politics.

Asked about the impact of the Dilip Singh Judeo episode, he said that the whole nation saw how the BJP and its leaders were involved in corruption and added that it did have some impact.

"This has shown to what depth they can stoop to for political gains," Jogi said.

First Published: Dec 04, 2003 17:04 IST