Congress defeat is just a slip, says TNCC president K S Alagiri

File photo of K S Alagiri

Chennai: This is a defeat for Congressmen and not Congress as a party, said Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K S Alagiri this morning.

Speaking to mediapersons at the airport this morning before emplaning for Delhi, he tried to reason out the causes for the party’s rout in the 2019 general elections.

He said those who do not wish for divisiveness had voted for the Congress.

Talking about the Congress allies sweep in Tamilnadu and Kerala, he said the party would carry with it such allies and discuss the policies that brought them victory in these two States to replicate it at the national level to bounce back.

“The defeat is just a slip for the Congress and not a big defeat (Congressukku erpattathu sarukkal thaan veezhchi alla),” said Alagiri.

The Congress alliance secured 52 seats in the recently-concluded parliamentary elections for 542 MP seats while the BJP alliance sailed through with 353 seats. The BJP won 302 seats on its own.

NT Bureau