With the Congress’s victory in the Himachal Pradesh elections on Thursday, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi praised the people of the state and pledged that every promise made during the campaign will be kept, news agency PTI reported.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication are truly behind this victory,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
“I assure you again, every promise made to the public will be fulfilled at the earliest,” Gandhi added.
हिमाचल प्रदेश की जनता को इस निर्णायक जीत के लिए दिल से धन्यवाद। सभी कांग्रेस कार्यकर्ताओं और नेताओं को हार्दिक बधाई। आपका परिश्रम और समर्पण इस विजय की शुभकामनाओं का असली हकदार है।फिर से आश्वस्त करता हूं, जनता को किया हर वादा जल्द से जल्द निभाएंगे।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 8, 2022
The party leaders also thanked the people of state for reposing faith in it and giving a clear mandate.
“This victory is of all of you. Thank you Himachal Pradesh,” the party said in a tweet in Hindi from its official handle.
यह जीत आप सबकी है।धन्यवाद हिमाचल प्रदेश pic.twitter.com/0DxwVHO48q
— Congress (@INCIndia) December 8, 2022
The Congress will now be in power in three states on its own and in as many others in coalition (Jharkhand, Bihar, and Tamil Nadu).
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge praised the people of Himachal and thanked them as well as party leaders for his party’s win.
He credited Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra for the victory and hailed former Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her assistance in the polls.
हिमाचल प्रदेश के मतदाताओं का बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद। हमारे सभी कार्यकर्ताओं और पदाधिकारियों का धन्यवाद। लोकतंत्र में हार-जीत होती है, गुजरात की जनता का जनादेश हम स्वीकार करतें हैं। हम अपनी विचारधारा से समझौता करे बिना, लड़ते रहेंगे और जो कमियाँ हैं उन्हें हम दूर करेंगे। pic.twitter.com/iGZljSshh0
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) December 8, 2022
He said it is a long journey ahead and “we will all sit together and discuss the way forward”.
Bhupesh Baghel, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, claimed the Congress will safeguard its MLAs against BJP poaching. Baghel was the party’s Himachal Pradesh senior observer.
Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh congratulated the state’s people on the party’s win.
“Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the people of Himachal and party workers for the huge victory of the Congress in Himachal assembly elections. This is the victory of all of you,” Singh said in a tweet in Hindi.
हिमाचल विधानसभा चुनाव में कांग्रेस की प्रचंड जीत के लिए समस्त हिमाचलवासियों व पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं को हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं। यह जीत आप सब की जीत है।#जीत_गई_है_कांग्रेस #HimachalElectionResults2022 #HimachalElectionResult pic.twitter.com/OJ1ZZlluHt
— Pratibha Virbhadra Singh (@virbhadrasingh) December 8, 2022
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said, “The beauty of democracy lies not in the power of any party but in the power of the people.”
In Himachal Pradesh, the AICC is in charge of party affairs. Rajeev Shukla praised the performance of the party’s workers and thanked all of the leaders for campaigning in the elections.
Anand Sharma, a senior Congress politician and former federal minister, expressed confidence that the party’s success in Himachal Pradesh will have a knock-on impact in other states voting next year.
He expressed his gratitude to the people of Himachal Pradesh for demonstrating wisdom and maturity by handing the Congress a convincing win and a durable majority.
“Delighted over the victory of Congress in my home state Himachal Pradesh. I thank our people, the voters and people of Himachal who have demonstrated wisdom and maturity to give Congress a decisive victory and stable majority,” he said.
“The victory will have resonance and a ripple effective in states that will go to elections next year,” he also said.
Sharma, a member of the G23 group, campaigned for the party in the Himachal assembly elections, but afterwards complained that the party did not make good use of his skills.
“Equally also congratulating all the Congress workers for their spirited campaign and not overwhelmed by BJP’s carpet bombing and unprecedented use of resources. Devbhomi has sent a message, loud and clear — withdraw the Agniveer scheme and restore the old pension scheme,” he said on Twitter.
He stated that an unified congress will produce a government that will forward the development agenda and fulfil the people’s promises.
Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala hailed members of the party.
The Congress won 39 seats and led in another, giving it a simple majority in Himachal Pradesh.