Failure not permanent, says Sonia on poll loss
NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday sought to boost the morale of the party’s rank and file after recent electoral setbacks, saying that no failure was permanent.
In what was seen as a reference to the BJP’s recent string of electoral successes, Gandhi said success without basic principles could not be long-lasting.
“A success achieved by discarding basic principles does not stay for long. If one sticks to principles, no failure is permanent,” Gandhi said at an event to commemorate former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 25th death anniversary.
Rahul Gandhi, who was unwell, skipped the event but visited Veer Bhumi earlier in the day to pay his respects to his late father. “No matter how full of struggle and hardships the path ahead, the values that we hold are dear. The values of truth, freedom, equality and justice, are worth fighting for,” he said in a series of tweets.
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