In all good conscience one can’t defend the present state of utter internal undemocracy in Congress.
Sources said state party chief was not in favour of an alliance with SP initially.
Kishore Chandra Deo said that AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi has to get rid of “a dozen people” around him to “survive”.
Rane said he was “open” to quit his party if no action is taken against those responsible for the Congress’ debacle.
“If Rahul Gandhi does not respond within two days, I will feel I am not the right fit in the party.”
Senior Congress leader K V Thomas told The Indian Express that the Congress leadership should rise to the expectations of the people.
Of 13 seats for which tickets were announced at last hour, party has lost in eight
Rahul Gandhi credited Amarinder Singh for the party’s performance in Punjab, sources said.
He said Punjab was an answer to BJP’s “Congress-free India” slogan.
“As far as the Congress party is concerned, we do need to make structural and organisational changes and that is a fact,” Rahul Gandhi said
“As far as the Congress party is concerned, we do need to make structural and organisational changes. That is a fact,” Rahul Gandhi said
The Congress leader said in Punjab as well as other states, it is the regional leaders who fought elections and won.
He said that Congress’ fight against the BJP as opposition would continue and that they will fight its ideology.
The party managed to win two of the five assembly constituencies of Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat — Rae Bareli and Harchandpur — while losing Sareni, Bachhrawan and Unchahar.
“I congratulate Shri Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.