"Our opponents were earlier projected as being invincible. The Congress President took them head on, mobilizing and motivating lakhs of our workers who, with him, gave their all," she said.
"We won in what were believed to be their strongholds. That demonstrated our resilience. The people of our country are wise. They know that 'jumlabaazi' is no substitute for sensitive and responsive governance."
Sonia Gandhi said Rahul Gandhi had brought fresh energy into the party.
"He has put together a team which blends experience and youth well. He has worked tirelessly. He has also reached out to other political parties who share our vision of India."