Amid ongoing tensions regarding their President post, the Congress party has decided to refrain from participating in television debates for next one month. Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress communications in-charge, took to Twitter to announce the decision. He wrote, “Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month.”
He also requested media 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.
The announcement comes as the Congress is dealing with a drubbing in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With the party restricted to 52 seats in the lower house, questions have been raised about the effectiveness of the party’s high command both internally and externally.
The Congress has sunk into a leadership crisis as party president Rahul Gandhi remains adamant on quitting his post.
However, the leadership crisis in the Congress seems to have been temporarily waded off as Rahul Gandhi has been persuaded to maintain the status quo at least for the time being.