The Congress Party has announced that it will not participate in any television debates for a month due to the drama surrounding the resignation of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and the Lok Sabha election debacle.
Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala informed about the decision over a tweet, “The Congress 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.”
The Congress party is in a huge internal crisis after the Lok Sabha elections that routed the party and it’s leadership, more over the refusal of Rahul Gandhi to continue to lead the party.
The Congress hopes that the gag would give the party some time to sort out its mess and understand what went wrong, staying away from constant media speculation.
The Congress couldn’t win even a single seat in 18 states, and moreover it lost Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh badly in under six months after forming the state government.
What was even worse was that the party chief Rahul Gandhi tasted defeat in in his traditional Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. If the Congress president had not contested from Kerala’s Wayanad and won, he would not have been in parliament.
The Congress party have 52 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha, whereas it’s rival BJP won the elections massively with 303 seats to its name.
.@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