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We won in places where Rahul campaigned: Congress

December 20, 2012 21:32 IST

Congress has done well in the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat and it has won in places where party general secretary Rahul Gandhi had campaigned, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Thursday.

"We have done well, therefore, obviously, I think if anyone has a reason to celebrate it is the Congress party," Tewari said.

"Interestingly, I think it must be understood that in all the 12 or 13 constituencies, in which Rahul Gandhi campaigned in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, if my information is correct, Congress has won all those and that too by a very convincing margin," he said.

While Bharatiya Janata Party has swept the Gujarat assembly polls, Congress has wrested the hill state from the saffron party.

Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, congratulated the party leadership in Himachal Pradesh for the victory in the hill state.

Patel, who hails from Gujarat, complimented the state BJP leadership for the electoral hat-trick and said he humbly accepts the verdict of the people.


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