"The people of Maharashtra and Haryana trusted us with their mandate thrice and twice, respectively. We hope that the parties forming the government will fulfill the promises that they made," Gandhi said in a statement issued by her office.

"We thank our supporters and voters for having stood by us, and our workers for their tireless and unstinting commitment to the party and its ideology," she said.

However, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said people have voted for "change" in Haryana and Maharashtra as Congress lost power in both with the BJP making deep inroads in the two states.

"We accept the verdict of the people. People have voted for change, after 15 years of our government in Maharashtra and 10 years in Haryana," Gandhi said.

Meanwhile, unfazed by the rout, Gandhi said that Congress will work hard to regain the confidence of the people even as he congratulated the BJP for its victory.

"I congratulate the BJP on their success. The Congress party will work hard on the ground to once again earn the confidence of the people," Gandhi said in a statement here.

The BJP secured majority by winning 47 seats in the 90 member Haryana Assembly, whereas they won 123 seats in 288 member Maharashtra Assembly House, falling short of the crucial figure of 145.

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