Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a post on X, expressed his acceptance of the people's mandate in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. Emphasizing that the battle of ideology would persist, he also extended gratitude to the people of Telangana for endorsing the party and pledged to fulfill the commitment of 'Prajalu Telangana.'
In his Hindi post, Rahul Gandhi, who actively campaigned in all the poll-bound states, humbly acknowledged the mandate in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, reiterating the ongoing ideological struggle. He thanked the people of Telangana and appreciated the hard work and support of all the party workers.
Following the Congress's losses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, with a victory in Telangana, Rahul Gandhi, who addressed 64 public meetings and roadshows in the four states since August 25, conveyed his acceptance of the people's decision.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in a post on X, celebrated the historic mandate in favor of the Congress Party in Telangana. She expressed gratitude to the people of Telangana, affirming the Congress's commitment to peace, prosperity, and progress in the state. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accepted the role of opposition assigned by the people in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, acknowledging the mandate with humility.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh recalled the party's similar results in 2003, bouncing back in the 2004 general elections. In his post on X, Ramesh highlighted the party's history of resilience and resolve, expressing hope and confidence as the Congress prepares for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
As the BJP led on 115 seats in the 200-member assembly in Rajasthan, and the Congress led on 69 seats, and in Chhattisgarh, the BJP led on 55 while the Congress led on 35 seats, and in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress led on 63 seats while the ruling BJP led on 166 seats. The Congress, despite announcing several guarantees in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, fell short of securing a second consecutive term in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.