On Thursday the Congress party said that going forward for one month it will not send its spokesperson for debates on television news channels. The decision comes amid a crisis over the decision of its president Rahul Gandhi to quit after a dismal electoral performance. The announcement was made by the party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on his Twitter account.
“.@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 tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi has been firm about quitting as party president despite several Congress leaders’ requests to take back his decision. On Wednesday, Congress workers in several cities across the country held demonstrations urging him keep working as party president.
It is reported that the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) will meet at Parliament Annexe on Saturday morning and that it will be presided over by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. It will be attended by all Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi.