Congress Decides Not to Participate in TV Debates for a Month

New Delhi: The Congress has decided not to participate in television debates for a month in the wake of internal crisis following Rahul Gandhi’s refusal to continue as president of the grand old party over its poor performance in the just concluded Lok Sabha polls. 

 “Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month”, announced Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress communications in-charge, through a Twitter post. 

Surjewala also requested TV channels to not invite any party spokespersons for debates.

 “All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows,” the Congress spokesperson tweeted.

The Congress is facing a leadership crisis as party president Rahul Gandhi remains adamant on quitting his post.

The Congress is dealing with a drubbing in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It is unlikely to get the post of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for a second time in a row as it has yet again failed to get 10% seats in Parliament’s lower House.

The Congress had won 52 seats, three short of the numbers needed to get the post in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

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