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AICC lauds State Cong for hattrick

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, May 13 � Bouquets poured in for Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as senior AICC leaders congratulated the State leadership for scoring a hattrick, as Opposition BJP were a bewildered lot. The Party�s Parliamentary Board met for preliminary analyses of the poll results.

�I am truly delighted by the massive victory recorded by the TMC-Congress alliance in West Bengal and the Congress Party in Assam. In Assam, it was the expected vote for continuity. In both States our alliance pledged to work for inclusive growth, providing security to all the people, and working for peace and harmony,� said Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The scale of the victory in both States is truly spectacular. �I spoke to Mamata Banerjee and Tarun Gogoi earlier today and offered them my warmest congratulations,� said Chidambaram, who was amongst the early callers to congratulate the Chief Minister.

AICC general secretary in-charge for Assam, Digvijay Singh congratulating Gogoi for a third term victory, said the Chief Minister was responsible for bringing peace and stability in the region under his tenure.

�Tarun Gogoi has been a very successful Chief Minister, a person who has governed the State with compassion, with sensitivity, and has brought peace and progress to Assam. My heartiest congratulations to him and his team,� he said.

�The multi-ethnic, multi-religious diversity in Assam is not easy to comprehend, but Tarun Gogoi symbolises that kind of unity, which the Congress has always been standing for,� he said, thanking the voters for supporting the Congress.

�I would like to congratulate the people of these five states who have elected Congress. We will be forming a government in four out of the five states. And we hope that we will be able to provide a good government,� said Singh.

Buoyed by the outcome of the polls particularly in West Bengal and Assam, AICC fielded Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee at its regular press briefing. In Assam, the vote for Congress was for stability, development and reconciliation, he said.

People gave a renewed and extended mandate to the Congress led by Tarun Gogoi, who has also brought ULFA militants to the negotiation table. �It is a positive sign,� Mukherjee said.

Meanwhile, while it was celebration time in AICC, shocked BJP leaders closeted themselves at the Party headquarters, where the Party�s Parliamentary Board met. The meeting was attended by BJP national president, Nitin Gadkari, senior leader L. K. Advani, Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, respectively, among others.

Briefing newsmen, Jaitley, who was in-charge of Assam, described BJP�s performance as a major setback, stated that the party needs to introspect. He observed that lack of unity among the Opposition in the State was the main reason for the Congress� victory. BJP tried its level best to strike an alliance with AGP, but it did not materialise.

�Failure to form an alliance was also one of the reasons for the defeat,� Jaitley said.

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AICC lauds State Cong for hattrick

NEW DELHI, May 13 � Bouquets poured in for Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as senior AICC leaders congratulated the State leadership for scoring a hattrick, as Opposition BJP were a bewildered lot. The Party�s Parliamentary Board met for preliminary analyses of the poll results.

�I am truly delighted by the massive victory recorded by the TMC-Congress alliance in West Bengal and the Congress Party in Assam. In Assam, it was the expected vote for continuity. In both States our alliance pledged to work for inclusive growth, providing security to all the people, and working for peace and harmony,� said Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The scale of the victory in both States is truly spectacular. �I spoke to Mamata Banerjee and Tarun Gogoi earlier today and offered them my warmest congratulations,� said Chidambaram, who was amongst the early callers to congratulate the Chief Minister.

AICC general secretary in-charge for Assam, Digvijay Singh congratulating Gogoi for a third term victory, said the Chief Minister was responsible for bringing peace and stability in the region under his tenure.

�Tarun Gogoi has been a very successful Chief Minister, a person who has governed the State with compassion, with sensitivity, and has brought peace and progress to Assam. My heartiest congratulations to him and his team,� he said.

�The multi-ethnic, multi-religious diversity in Assam is not easy to comprehend, but Tarun Gogoi symbolises that kind of unity, which the Congress has always been standing for,� he said, thanking the voters for supporting the Congress.

�I would like to congratulate the people of these five states who have elected Congress. We will be forming a government in four out of the five states. And we hope that we will be able to provide a good government,� said Singh.

Buoyed by the outcome of the polls particularly in West Bengal and Assam, AICC fielded Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee at its regular press briefing. In Assam, the vote for Congress was for stability, development and reconciliation, he said.

People gave a renewed and extended mandate to the Congress led by Tarun Gogoi, who has also brought ULFA militants to the negotiation table. �It is a positive sign,� Mukherjee said.

Meanwhile, while it was celebration time in AICC, shocked BJP leaders closeted themselves at the Party headquarters, where the Party�s Parliamentary Board met. The meeting was attended by BJP national president, Nitin Gadkari, senior leader L. K. Advani, Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, respectively, among others.

Briefing newsmen, Jaitley, who was in-charge of Assam, described BJP�s performance as a major setback, stated that the party needs to introspect. He observed that lack of unity among the Opposition in the State was the main reason for the Congress� victory. BJP tried its level best to strike an alliance with AGP, but it did not materialise.

�Failure to form an alliance was also one of the reasons for the defeat,� Jaitley said.