The Congress has admitted for the first time ever that it lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections owing to the 'Modi wave'.
Congress leader and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda finally admitted that his party lost the general elections owing to a 'Modi wave' and also due to 'pseudonationalism'.
"The real reason behind the loss was pseudonationalism and Modi wave, these two were the reasons, there were no agendas either about poverty, unemployment, farmers' issues," he said.
This is in contrary to what Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been charging the BJP with. He has said that the BJP's campaign for the Lok Sabha election campaign was filled with "lies, poison and hatred," but the Congress stood for truth, love and affection.
Kalpetta town in his Lok Sabha constituency after taking out a massive roadshow, said his party would continue to fight Modi, his lies and hatred with love. He also said Modi represents "anger, lies, intolerance and the worst sentiments of the country."
"On the national level, we are fighting poison. Modi's campaign was filled with lies, poison, hatred and divided the people of the country. He used lies in the election... Congress stood for truth, love and affection," he told the crowd.
Gandhi took out roadshows in Wayanad on June 7 and June 8, during which people gathered on both sides of the road on the route to have a glimpse of their new MP and welcome him.
On June 7 in Malappuram district, Gandhi said his party would emerge as a strong Opposition and defend the poor.
Criticising Modi, he said, "Modi may have money, he may have the media by his side, he may have rich friends. But the Congress will continue to fight against the intolerance created by the BJP".
"The intolerance created by BJP and Modi will be dealt by the Congress party with love and affection," Gandhi added.