Talking to reporters in Ahmedabad, Mr Gehlot said the results in urban constituencies were unexpected, as the popular mood seemed to be in the Congress's favour.
"Poll results in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot were quite disappointing. It was not expected, looking at people's mood, particularly in Surat. The results were totally unexpected and beyond our understanding," said the Congress general secretary.
"So we have decided to focus on cities and address the issues of city-dwellers to strengthen the party in urban areas. We will continue raising the issues concerning the rural population too. The Congress would do the same thing in other parts of the country too," he added.
The Congress won four out of 16 seats in the Ahmedabad city, while it failed to open the account in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot cities, where the BJP made a clean sweep.
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who had supported the Congress, too had announced after the election results that his outfit would focus more on cities.