The party's good show in the recent Bihar Assembly elections has rejuvenated it and boosted the morale of the rank and file and the outfit is now showing signs of recovery after the drubbing it received in Lok Sabha polls last year, the former Union Telecom Minister said.

Pilot sought to give full credit to Rahul for the party's performance in Bihar, where it won 28 seats of the 41 contested, and even for forging Grand Alliance with JDU and RJD which trounced that BJP-led NDA, winning 178 of 243 seats.

"We were not the main player in Bihar for 25 years. But because of Rahul Gandhi's efforts, because of the competition that we were able to stitch up together, our seat tally went up to 28 from four (in the previous Assembly).

As far as Congress party is concerned, the results in Bihar show the role Gandhi played", he told reporter.

"But more than that, it's a fact that secular parties came together on a platform. Rahul Gandhi was the one who first approached and he had a meeting with Nitish Kumar who was then projected as CM candidate and then of course, Lalu Yadav joined the alliance," Pilot added.

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