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After West Bengal polls setback, Rahul Gandhi says 'we accept people’s mandate'

We will continue to fight for our values and ideals, he said


After the Congress-Left front alliance failed to make an impact in the West Bengal polls, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the party accepts the mandate of the people.

In a tweet, the Congress leader further said the party will continue to fight for its values and ideals and thanked the supporters.

"We humbly accept the people’s mandate. Sincere gratitude to our workers & the millions of people who supported us on the ground. We will continue to fight for our values and ideals. Jai Hind," he said in a tweet.

His remarks came after the Congress failed to win back states of Kerala, Assam and Puducherry and fared poorly in West Bengal, while only romping to power with the help of its ally DMK in Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor hailed Mamata Banerjee for her "spectacular victory" and said the BJP has met its match in Bengal and lost. "Congratulations to @MamataOfficial Mamata Banerjee on her spectacular victory over the forces of communalism and intolerance. The voters of Bengal (and especially Nandigram) have demonstrated where their hearts lie. The BJP has met its match in Bengal, and lost," he tweeted.

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