Rahul thanks Congress voters, says will fight for them

New Delhi, May 15: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday thanked people in Karnataka who had voted for the party in the assembly polls and said the party will fight for them.

In a tweet, he also thanked party workers for their dedication and hard work.

"A big thank you to all those who voted for the Congress in these elections. We appreciate your support and will fight for you. Thank you also to our workers and leaders for their dedication and untiring hard work in support of the party," Gandhi said.

The assembly poll threw up a hung verdict with Congress winning 78 seats, 26 less than the BJP, though it polled a larger number of votes. The Janata Dal-Secular won 37 seats.

Gandhi had declared before the elections that Congress will win the assembly polls "hands down".

The party's tally saw a dip of 44 seats compared to the 2013 elections when it had won 122 seats.