New Delhi: The grand old party, Congress threw a surprise victory in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, snatching two BJP seats in the state and one in Karnataka as votes were counted for 29 assembly constituencies and three Lok Sabha constituencies.
In Himachal Pradesh, the Congress retained Fatehpur and Arki and registered a win in Jubbal-Kotkhai cashing in on the infighting and miscalculation by the BJP. It also bagged the Mandi Lok Sabha seat.
The Congress dubbed this as a straight victory in contests against the saffron brigade.
“BJP has lost 2 out of 3 Lok Sabha seats. In Assemblies, BJP has lost at most places in direct contest with INC. HP, Raj., Karnataka & Maharashtra have witnessed it. Modi ji, Shed arrogance! Repeal 3 Black Laws! Stop Petrol-Diesel-Gas Loot! Disdain for people’s pain is harmful,” Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tweeted.
“Every victory for the Congress is a victory of our party worker. Keep fighting hate. No fear!” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted.