With no clarity yet on whether Rahul Gandhi has agreed to stay on as Congress president, the party has decided to take a bottom-up approach at analysing the organisational failures that led to its Lok Sabha debacle
Rahul Gandhi's three-day tour of Wayanad, which will begin this afternoon with his arrival at the Karippur International Airport in Kozhikode, will see him participating in nearly a dozen road shows and public receptions.
The suspense over his continuance as the Congress president may linger on for a while but Rahul Gandhi may agree to lead the party’s pack of 52 MPs in the Lok Sabha, highly placed sources have told Outlook.
'The Congress has nothing to lose from this decision. It is commonly known now that a majority of the TV news channels are being used to spread BJP propaganda with several anchors taking a clear pro-BJP, anti-Congress editorial line,' a leader said.
Some sections of the media reported that Mallikarjun Kharge's successor in the Lok Sabha could once again be a leader from South India, considering the fact that 20 of the 52 Congress MPs come from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The development comes two days after party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) had unanimously rejected Rahul Gandhi's offer to resign and had, in fact, granted him the right to completely restructure the party.
All eyes, of course, will be on Congress president Rahul Gandhi. On Thursday, as trends for the Lok Sabha polls showed a landslide win for the Narendra Modi-led BJP, the Gandhi scion accepted responsibility for party’s decimation.
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