UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has said she is ready to sacrifice everything to safeguard the basic values of the country as she thanked the people of Rae Bareli for re-electing her. In her address to the people of Rae Bareli, Sonia said, 'Like every Lok Sabha election, this time also you have reposed your faith in me. I am thankful to each and every Congress worker, and friends from the SP, BSP, Swabhiman Dal for the work put in for my win.'

'I know that the coming days are going to be very tough, but I am fully confident that with the power of your support and trust, the Congress will meet every challenge,' she wrote.

Referring to the people of her constituency, Sonia Gandhi said she had always tried to look after this extended family. 'You are my family. I derive strength from you and this is my real asset,' she pointed out. Sonia Gandhi won the Rae Bareli seat by defeating the BJP's Dinesh Pratap Singh by over 1.67 lakh votes.

Gandhi also thanked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which had not put up candidates against her and had asked their voters to support the UPA chairperson.