(Pics)Congress, better luck next time! But take your lessons this time

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New Delhi, Dec 9: We cannot call it a 4-0 victory for the BJP yet, but this year's polls surely had Congress go down its knees.

While the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi admitted their defeat with bowed heads, whether they have realised their mistakes remains to be seen. But, we have done your homework already (afterall someone needs to stand by you at the time of crisis!). However, you have to promise that you would never make these mistakes again:

1. Would not take the people for granted: People had pinned their hopes on you since 2004, hence they gave you another chance to improve in 2009 (goes without saying that the condition of the party's agendas had started going down even before that).

True, you have come up with a number of schemes (just before every election though), but you chose to sit over it through the year. Implementation and execution was rather questionable in areas where the schemes did take shape.

2. Will care for the common man of India and not the world economy: Every time the world economy went down, prices went up in India. Petrol hike, for instance, went up gradually six times in three months from January to August; onion prices went up thrice and so did the vegetable prices.

While the prices went up, the rupee value went down. It was a total chaos in the country, with the common man suffering. And all that Chidambaram had to say was "things are in control and that the economy would bounce back". India is still waiting for that "rebounce".

3. Will do your homework: You worked hard for the campaigns, but what may have irritated the people are the 'out of the blue" remarks.

For instance, Rahul, in one of the rallies in a Rajasthan village bellowed that the Congress had built shining airports (when there is no food to eat), assured of 'aadhi roti' (when he should have assured a full day's meal), spoke of employment (did he mean NREGA? which has long taken the path of extinction. Moreover, what does Rs 100 mean these days for a full day of labour?).

Our advise, do your homework properly, say the right things at the right places and you sure would score well.

4. No party is small: Did we hear AAP? not anymore, now that it has beaten the Congress blue and black in the Delhi elections and ousted Sheila Dikshit who was stuck to the chair of the Chief Minister for the past 15 years. Perhaps, you had forgotten that Indian democracy is one of the strongest in the world. It is governed by the people, for the people and of the people. The AAP was a 'gentle' reminder by the people.

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A man holding broom at Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence in New Delhi on Sunday.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing the media on Assembly polls results at AICC in New Delhi on Sunday.

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A man brooming at Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit residence after Congress party's drubbing in Delhi assembly elections, in New Delhi on Sunday.

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A view outside the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee party office after the party's drubbing in Delhi elections, in New Delhi on Sunday.

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BJP supporters celebrate outside the Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan residence at Krishna Nagar in east Delhi on Sunday.

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Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan watches election results on TV at his residence at Krishna Nagar in east Delhi on Sunday.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi address the media at AICC in New Delhi on Sunday.

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Aam Aadmi Party workers wave brooms (party symbol) as they celebrate the party's excellent show in Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi on Sunday.

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Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan at his residence at Krishna Nagar in East Delhi on Saturday.

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Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) members sweep a road as they celebrate the party's good performance in Delhi Assembly polls, in Bengaluru on Sunday.

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