"The Congress will always fight and never compromise with the interests of people. "I want to thank the people for their votes, and as president of the party I accept responsibility for its defeat," she said Rahul Gandhi, who appeared to have a fixed smile on his face, said he wanted to congratulate the new government, but he too did not mention either the BJP or Modi.
"They have been given the mandate by the people, I want to wish them the best."
"The Congress has done pretty badly, and there is a lot to think about. As vice president I take the responsibility for the party's defeat in the Lok Sabha polls," Rahul said, almost a repeat of what he said after the party's defeat in the November assembly election.
Mother and son then quickly left, declining to take any questions from the thronging media. (IANS)