'We are confident of winning Gujarat polls', says Rahul Gandhi in Ahmedabad

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"My priority will be to strengthen the party and you will see that in Gujarat," he says at his first press conference as Congress president.

Rahul Gandhi addressed his first press conference as Congress president, after being elected unopposed to the post on Monday, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, last day of campaigning for the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections. He said the party was confident of winning the polls.

Referring to suspended party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr. Gandhi said he had made his position clear. "We took action against him. But what Modiii has been saying about Dr. Manmohan Singh is also not acceptable. As Congress president, my priority will be to strengthen the party and you will see that in Gujarat."

Mr. Gandhi asserted that he wanted to change the political discourse as it had become "nasty and ugly." The BJP's campaign had shifted the focus on its opponents.

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