"During Gujarat elections, it seemed like the Congress leaders and the BJP leaders were not campaigning for elections but were trying to visit the maximum number of temples". Jaffrelot says, "Probably till the last two or three weeks - till Modi jumped in - merchants and traders of Surat were ready to vote against the BJP or abstain..." During his campaign in Gujarat, the Congress president had made it a point to visit 26 temples, inviting allegations of peddling soft Hindutva.
"If the Congress in Gujarat believes that it can win the elections, we will win".
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Briefing reporters about the first meeting of the party's highest decision-making body chaired by Rahul Gandhi, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that members recalled the struggle party had done in the years it had been out of power including between 1977 and 1980 and between 1999 and 2004.
While addressing the newly-elected MLAs in the state, Gandhi asked them to keep working for the people of the state as all ayes are now set upon them and their performance will impact the Congress in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election.
The results of the Gujarat Assembly polls announced earlier this week brought some cheer to the Congress as the party put up a strong fight in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.