Rahul Gandhi whose party looks set to form the next government in Karnataka with a massive victory, said: “The market of hate has been shut, and shops of love have opened.”
“In the Karnataka fight, hatred or abuse were not Congress’ weapons. We fought for the issues of the people,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The former Congress chief was addressing the cheering party workers at the Congress office in New Delhi.
In Karnataka polls, “the power of poor people” have won, according to Gandhi.
“This will be repeated in other states too. The Congress has fought for the issues of the poor,” Gandhi added, promising that the party will fulfill the five promises it made in the first cabinet meeting of its government.
“On one hand, there was the strength of crony capitalism and on the other, there was the power of the poor people. Strength lost to power,” Rahul Gandhi said.
As the results are being declared, Congress is set for a comfortable win in the southern state which will also mark BJP’s exit from the southern part of India. The Congress has been winning or leading in 137 out of 224 assembly seats way above the magic number of 113.