Shah taunts Congress on 'moral victory' after by-polls win

Last Modified Monday, 25 December 2017 (12:47 IST)
New Delhi: The BJP chief took a dig at the and wondered whether the principal opposition party would be still claiming "moral victory" in the context of BJP's victory in three Assembly constituencies in by-elections out of five.

"I hope Congress leaders won't claim a 'moral victory' even today. After being rejected by Gujarat and Himachal, they have been rejected by people in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. People do not want to accept the corruption and misgovernance of Congress," Mr Shah tweeted.

This was in reference to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi repeated claims about 'moral victory' after BJP strength in Gujarat Assembly was reduced to 99.Among the five Assembly constituencies spread over various states, BJP recorded victories in three. In Uttar Pradesh's Sikandra seat, BJP's Ajit Pal Singh recorded victory by a margin of 7000 votes against Samajwadi Party's Seema Sachan. 

In Arunachal Pradesh's Pakke-Kessang, BJP candidate BR Waghe defeated Congress nominee and former Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo. In the Likabali seat, BJP candidate Kardo Nyigyor could humble Gumke Riba of a regional party Peoples Party of Arunachal. While Congress could not win any seat, in Tamil Nadu, sidelined AIADMK leader won the prestigious RK Nagar (Tamil Nadu) by-polls as an independent candidate.Trinamool Congress' Gita Rani Bhunia won the Sabang Assembly constituency by poll by defeating her nearest rival Rita Mondal of CPI-M.(UNI)