"Had a good meeting with Congress MLAs and leaders from Gujarat today," Rahul Gandhi later tweeted.
During the over half hour meeting, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi both congratulated the MLAs for emerging "victorious in this fight for truth and democracy", an apparent reference to Patel winning the Rajya Sabha election in the state despite desertions and fears of alleged poaching.
"While congratulating the party MLAs for remaining united and for standing the test of time, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi told all MLAs to continue with their fight for truth and ideology.
"They told the party legislators that the Congress was not contesting for taking power but for restoring the values in Mahatma Gandhi's Gujarat," party spokesperson and MLA from Gujarat Shaktising Gohil said.
He said that the party leadership told the MLAs to continue opposing such forces unitedly which will result in rallying public support.
The Congress also suffered a major blow in the recent past when its key leader Shankarsinh Vaghela quit the party along with some party MLAs.
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