Rahul Gandhi has achieved a good victory in three states. Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said that party president Rahul Gandhi has evolved into a matured leader. Talking to reporters in Kalyan in Thane Athawale said, “Rahul Gandhi has achieved a good victory in three states. He is no more a ‘Pappu’ now but has become a ‘Pappa’.”
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Gandhi was often termed as a “Pappu” by trolls on the social media, reported news agency PTI. The minister also added that electoral defeat of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh had nothing to do with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and added that this defeat is that of the saffron party and not the PM.
Speaking on a possible alliance between Shiv Sena and the BJP, the Dalit leader said that it would be beneficial for Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to form an alliance with the BJP.
“I appeal to Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to fulfil dreams of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. He (Sena) should not think of contesting the polls alone”, Athawale told news agency PTI.
Attacking the Congress over Rafale deal the Dalit leader said that the grand old party is under the impression that it will win the election just by raking up the Rafale issue over and over again but it is highly unlikely as people know the truth now.
Athawale who is known for switching sides for political gains had earlier said he will stay in the saffron party for 15 to 20 years and will decide on switching sides once he figures out which way the wind was blowing.
Congress achieved a good victory in three states
The Congress ended the ruling BJP’s winning streak in India’s heartland, winning Chhattisgarh and emerging as the largest party in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, in state elections that are seen as the dress rehearsal before next year’s national polls. “We accept the people’s mandate with humility,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted as his party lagged in big states even before all results were in. Telangana, India’s newest state, voted back K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS and in Mizoram, the Congress was ousted by the tribal Mizo National Front.
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