18 May , Dr. Avnish jolly : Rana Gurjeet Singh who unsuccessfully contested as Congress candidate from Khadoor Sahib Parliamentary Constituency thanked the voters for their support in giving a tough fight to the Akali Dal in their traditional stronghold. He also expressed his gratitude to the Party High Command Shrimati Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Punjab Congress Leadership including Shri Laal Singh, President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Capt. Amarinder Singh, Chairman, Campaign Committee for reposing their faith in him for giving him an opportunity to contest the most difficult seat of Punjab in the heart land of Majha where no Congress Candidate has ever won since 1977.
Rana also said that he was pained to see a report published in Hindustan Times to the effect that he nursed a grudge against certain sitting and former MLAs of the areas for not making a serious efforts in the election campaign on his behalf. Rana categorically stated that these leaders put in whole hearted efforts to mobilize workers and voters in favour of the Congress Party. I bow my head before the final verdict of the electorate.