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Congress Disappointed With Performance In Bihar Polls: P Chidambaram

The vote distinction between the NDA and the ”Mahagathbandhan” was solely 0.three per cent: P Chidambaram

New Delhi:

The Congress stated on Thursday it was disenchanted with its efficiency in Bihar Assembly elections and the social gathering’s working committee would quickly evaluate it.

The Congress managed to win solely 19 of the 70 seats it had contested, down from its earlier tally of 27 seats out of 41 it had fought within the 2015 meeting elections within the state.

The folks of Bihar got here “pretty close” to alter the federal government, the Congress” senior spokesperson P Chidambaram advised reporters.

Asked concerning the social gathering’s efficiency within the Assembly polls, he stated, “We accept the verdict. We are disappointed with our performance in Bihar. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will review it in due course and come up with an official statement of our position.”

The former finance minister stated one ought to keep in mind that Bihar was the poorest state of India, despite the fact that Narendra Modi has been the prime minister since 2014 and Nitish Kumar the chief minister of the state since 2005.

“In the poorest state of India, as I agree in the alternative analysis, voted for no change in the government. Well, they came pretty close to change the government. I think, 10 seats either this way or that would have changed the government,” he stated.


The vote distinction between the NDA and the ”Mahagathbandhan” was solely 0.three per cent, Mr Chidambaram stated.

Senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh stated the mandate in Bihar was not in favour of the chief minister.

The distinction in voting share was very low and the Congress ought to have accomplished higher, he stated, including the efficiency could be analysed and reviewed within the CWC assembly.

“But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don”t agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain,” Ramesh stated.

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