'In Gujarat, the winner limped across the finish line with a young sprinter close on his heels'

''Congress has returned a morale boosting performance in Gujarat under Mr Rahul Gandhi. The battle is now joined for five states in 2018,'' the Congress leader tweeted. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 19, 2017, 05.07 AM (IST)

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram heaped praise on Congress president Rahul Gandhi after the party put up a good show in the recently concluded Gujarat elections. 

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Immediately after it emerged that BJP has managed a clear majority in the hustings, the Congress leader tweeted ''What a victory! In Gujarat, the winner limped across the finish line with a young sprinter close on his heels.''

 

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In another tweet, he said ''There is an electoral victory and there is a political victory. Need I say who is the political victor in Gujarat.''

The Congress has returned a morale-boosting performance in Gujarat under the stewardship of Rahul Gandhi, he added. 

''Congress has returned a morale boosting performance in Gujarat under Mr Rahul Gandhi. The battle is now joined for five states in 2018,'' the Congress leader tweeted.