'Lie Hard': Rahul indulging in cheap barbs, says BJP

The newly-elected Congress president said he is confident that his party will form next government in the state.

The new Congress chiefs attack came after the BJP targeted him for watching the film "Star Wars" on the day election results for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh were announced and his party lost the elections.

Interacting with mediapersons here at his party office here, Mr Owaisi said the temple politics of both parties indicated that they were deliberately attempting to politically marginalise Muslims.

On Saturday morning the Congress chief visited Ahmedabad and held zone-wise "introspection meetings" in Gujarat's Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat.

"If BJP had a film franchise it would be called Lie Hard #BJPLieHard #BJPLies #HowManyBJPLies", Gandhi Tweeted.

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"I want to congratulate all workers for a well-fought election". The party's geographical space has squeezed since it lost the 2014 Lok Sabha polls with Punjab and Karnataka being the only major states it rules now.

He further said that the manner in which Congress campaigned for Gujarat has made the country think that they were not campaigning for elections but were on a temple run. 70% of you believed this.

Briefing reporters about the first meeting of the party's highest decision-making body chaired by Rahul Gandhi, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that members recalled the struggle party had done in the years it had been out of power including between 1977 and 1980 and between 1999 and 2004.

His three-day trip will begin with the Somnath Temple in Gir Somnath district, some 420 km from the state capital Gandhinagar.

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