Amid the rumours of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress President, the party has now decided that it will not send its spokesperson to any television news channel debates for a month.
Congress communications in-charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala, took to Twitter to make the announcement. He wrote, “Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month.”
He further requested media/TV news channels to not invite any party spokespersons for debates. “All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows,” Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote on Twitter.
.@INCIndia has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month.
All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 30, 2019
This announcement comes after Congress party faced a nose-dived loss in the Lok Sabha elections. The party was restricted to 52 Lok Sabha seats in the Parliament. With this, Congress has now sunk into leadership crisis as Rahul Gandhi remains resolute to quit as party president.
Many Congress leaders such Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit, DMK Chief MK Stalin, Jadgish Tytler and others called Rahul to convince him to remain as part chief.
Sheila Dikshit visited Gandhi’s Tughlak Lane residence in New Delhi.
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in an exclusive interaction with India Ahead, said that Congress suppporters from across the country are upset with the results but the party is not disappointed with Rahul’s leadership.
“We may be sad with the elections results but we are not upset with his (@RahulGandhi) leadership,” says @INCIndia leader, Jagdish Tytler in an exclusive interaction with India Ahead’s @ahuja_harshit94 pic.twitter.com/weorS6yuDg
— India Ahead News (@IndiaAheadNews) May 29, 2019
According to sources, the Congress has convened a meeting of opposition parties in Parliament on May 31 to discuss the possible reasons for their defeat.