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Omar praises Rahul Gandhi for Congress’ poll victory

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Srinagar, Dec 12: National Conference working-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday congratulated Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his party’s gains in the elections and also pinned the blame of BJP's losses on PM Modi.

Omar said that the BJP should apply same yardsticks for Modi also which they did when Congress lost elections in some states for which BJP blamed Rahul.

"Congratulations to the Congress & especially to its leader @RahulGandhi for the great success in these elections. He took the blame & the brickbats for all the setbacks & now deserves the credit for these victories. It was nice to have something to celebrate on counting day. And for my friends in the BJP - you can’t blame @RahulGandhi for losing elections & not apply the same yardstick to Modi ji. If those were Rahul’s losses then these 3 heartland state losses belong to the Prime Minister & his policies," Omar wrote on Twitter.

The Congress ended its election win drought when it ousted the BJP to win Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

In Madhya Pradesh, the nail-biting contest reached its finale this morning after the Congress emerged as the single largest party with 114 seats and has approached the Governor to stake a claim to form the government.

Both Mayawati-led BSP and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party have offered support to the Congress. Three-time CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan conceded defeat and has tendered his resignation.

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