No TV debates for Congress for a month, says Randeep Surjewala

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The Congress party on Thursday said it will not send spokespersons for television debates for a month, as it battles crisis following Rahul Gandhi’s decision to quit as its president after a party’s debacle performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet “@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,” Surjewala added.

Rahul Gandhi has been adamant about stepping down from the top post after the party’s crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Several Congress leaders have been requesting him to rethink about his decision.

The Congress won 52 seats out of 542 and the BJP-led by PM Modi won 303 seats in Lok Sabha Polls.