What Rahul Gandhi told UK PM Keir Starmer and ex-PM Rishi Sunak after election results

'Victories and setbacks are inevitable part of democracy'

Rahul Gandhi, Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak Rahul Gandhi wrote letters to new British Prime Minister Keir Starmer and the outgoing PM Rishi Sunak following the election results were declared in the UK | PTI/AFP

Rahul Gandhi has congratulated UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer on the landslide electoral victory of his Labour Party, saying its a testament to power of a politics that puts people first. In another letter, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha wrote to UK's outgoing PM Rishi Sunak after his Conservative party was defeated, saying victories and setbacks are inevitable part of democracy and “we must take both in our stride”.

The Congress MP, in his letter, wrote, "I extend my heartiest congratulations on your remarkable electoral victory, a significant achievement for the Labour Party and for you personally." He attributed Starmer's victory to his party's focus on economic growth with equality, better opportunities for all through stronger social services and community empowerment, which struck a chord with the people of the UK.

"As someone committed to these ideals, I congratulate you and the people of the UK for championing them," Gandhi said, pointing out that Starmer's victory is a testament to the power of a politics that puts people first. 

"I also look forward to the continued strengthening of the bilateral relationship between India and the UK," he added.

In his letter addressed to Sunak, the Congress leader said the former British PM's efforts to boost relations between the India UK is deeply valued.

"I would like to extend my commiserations on the recent electoral outcome. Victories and setbacks are both an inevitable part of the journey in a democracy and we must take both in our stride," he said, adding that his dedication to public service and commitment to his people are commendable.

"I wish you all the best for your future endeavours," Gandhi said.

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