Friday, May 20th, 2016

‘Surgeons’ are leaders of my party and they will decide surgery: Digvijaya Singh

Narada Desk | May 20, 2016 5:40 pm Print
"Whatever I and other thousands of people had to say, they have given their suggestions to the party. Hopefully they have planned a road map," Digvijaya Singh says
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A day after he called for a “major surgery” in the party after its losses in assembly polls, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Friday that the party needs to act now as “enough introspection” has been done after the 2014 Lok Sabha debacle.

“Now, whatever introspection had to happen has happened. What we need now is action, and that action has to be decided by the president (Sonia Gandhi) and vice president (Rahul Gandhi),” he told India Today news channel.

Singh’s comments came a day after Sonia talked of introspection following the debacle in Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Singh said the party leadership had taken the feedback post 2014 and every one hoped that a roadmap would be prepared.

“Whatever I had to say and other thousands of people had to say, they have given their suggestions to the party which have been sifted. Hopefully they have planned a road map.

“So when I talk of surgery, it is the surgeon who has to decide the surgery he or she wants to do,” he added.

Singh had on Thursday called for a major surgery in the Congress after its electoral defeat.

While the Congress lost power in Kerala and Assam, it fared miserably in Tamil Nadu and failed to click in West Bengal. Its sole consolation came in Puducherry where along with the DMK it retained power.

Singh said he had confidence in Sonia and Rahul’s leadership. On demands within the party that Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi should play a more active role, Digvijaya Singh said it was her call. “She has got charisma. She is articulate and she has great resemblance to Indira Gandhi…”