1st anniversary as Congress President: Rahul Gandhi has good news from Rajasthan,Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Dec 11: Congress' likely victory in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan is coinciding with the first anniversary of Rahul Gandhi being elected as Congress President.
On 11 December, 2017, Congress President Rahul Gandhi was elected unopposed after an internal poll did not have any challenger to him. Exactly a year later today, Gandhi is set to face the most crucial test of his tenure till now - results for assembly elections in five states.
Sachin Pilot, contender for CM post in Rajasthan, said, "Rahul Gandhi became party president exactly a year ago this day, so this result is a gift for him. Congress will form Govt in three states."
In the past year under Rahul Gandhi's presidentship, the Congress lost Himachal Pradesh, improved its performance in Gujarat and formed the government in Karnataka in an alliance with Janata Dal (Secular). In the past five years, the Congress party has not won any state election on its own with the exception of Punjab in 2017.