Senior Congress leader, Mr. Salman Khurshid, has said that the outcome of Haryana and Maharashtra elections indicates that his party’s slide has been stopped and it can now look forward to reversing the tide.
The party has now come out of a bad period of confusion and self-doubt, the former Union Minister said, obviously referring to the party’s poor show in the Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Rahul Gandhi quitting as the party President and some leaders deserting in a few States.
Terming the election results in the two States as 'encouraging', he said the party workers are very pleased. In Haryana, the Congress doubled its 2014 tally, and it Maharashtra, the Congress-NCP alliance improved its tally considerably.
'It (the election results) gives them (Congress workers) a second breath and I think it’s a remainder to all of us in the Congress that there is a lot of life in us and what we need to do now is to get back on our feet and fight with faith and conviction,' Mr. Khurshid said.