NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accepted the defeat in the Indian election terming it as ‘people’s verdict’. He also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the victory.
Addressing a brief press conference at the party headquarters here as the results trickled in, Gandhi also conceded defeat in the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency.
“I frankly do not want to get into what might have gone wrong. The people of India have already decided and that’s it. I want to congratulate Modi jee and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),” Rahul Gandhi said.
Meanwhile, Gandhi told a group of senior Congress leaders including his mother Sonia that he takes full responsibility for the election defeat and that he is willing to resign as the party’s president.