Conceding defeat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for their landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls, and said his party will continue to fight the ideological battle with the saffron party.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, he said the Congress Working Committee will meet soon and decide on whether he should resign as party chief following the electoral debacle.
The Congress could manage to add only a few seats to its 2014 Lok Sabha tally of 44 seats.
"I congratulate Narendra Modiji and BJP for their electoral victory. People of India have decided that Narendra Modi will be the PM again and I fully respect that," Rahul said.
"The Congress will continue to fight its ideological battle with BJP unitedly," he added.