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Sonia Gandhi thanks supporters for Raebareli win; says ‘I will not step back from sacrificing'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 May 2019, 9:06 IST

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday thanked her supporters after a massive win from Raebareli constituency and re-electing her in the Lok Sabha elections. The veteran Congress leader said that she won’t step back and will sacrifice everything to safeguard the basic values of the country.

"I promise you that to safeguard the basic values of the country and to uphold the tradition of the ancestors of the Congress, I will not step back from sacrificing whatever I have got," she said.

Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter addressing people of Rae Bareli and thanked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which did not field any candidate against her.

"Like every Lok Sabha election, this time also you have reposted your faith in me. I am thankful to each and every Congress worker, and friends from the SP, BSP, Swabhiman Dal for the work put in for my win," she said.

"I know that the coming days are going to be very tough, but I am fully confident that with the power of your support and trust, the Congress will meet every challenge," she added.

"You are my family. I derive strength from you and this is my real asset," Sonia Gandhi said referring to her constituency people. She also said that she had always tried to look after this extended family.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi won home turf Raebareli seat by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party's Dinesh Pratap Singh by over 1.67 lakh votes, according to the Election Commission data.

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First published: 27 May 2019, 8:55 IST
 
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