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Congress Leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh Opens Up On Bihar Mistake, Says Will Meet Rahul Gandhi

Congress Leader Opens Up On Bihar Mistake, Says Will Meet Rahul Gandhi

Akhilesh Prasad Singh mentioned he had sought an appointment with Rahul Gandhi to debate the best way forward.

New Delhi:

The Congress’s massive mistake in Bihar was to decide on the flawed seats to contest, a prime chief answerable for the celebration’s marketing campaign within the state mentioned immediately in the midst of a bitter back-and-forth on the election defeat.

Akhilesh Prasad Singh, proudly owning accountability for the Bihar defeat, mentioned he had sought an appointment with Rahul Gandhi to debate the best way forward.

“The Congress’s choice of seats was wrong. There should have been deeper analysis before the decision but finally, the party acted in haste,” Mr Singh informed NDTV.

“I accept responsibility for the Bihar election loss. I have asked to meet Rahul Gandhi. I will tell him that there is a need to tackle weaknesses in the organization and make it sharper,” he mentioned.

He mentioned Congress wanted to herald large modifications within the group to win any state election. “There are weaknesses in the party, especially in the block and district level,” mentioned the Congress chief.

This is the newest evaluation to emerge within the Congress’s public squabbling over the Bihar debacle.


It began with Kapil Sibal, in an interview to the Indian Express, reviving a name for main organizational modifications to arrest the Congress celebration’s decline and calling for “experienced minds, experienced hands and those who understand political realities” to convey transformation.

Another former Union Minister, P Chidambaram, remarked that the Bihar and by-poll outcomes confirmed the Congress both had no organizational presence on the bottom or had weakened significantly.

Mr Chidambaram had additionally pointed on the flawed selection of seats. “I feel the Congress contested more seats than its organizational strength. The Congress was given 25 seats where the BJP or its allies had been winning for 20 years. The Congress should have refused to contest from these seats. The party should have fielded only 45 candidates (instead of 70),” he had informed the Dainik Bhaskar.

Akhilesh Prasad Singh, responding to the feedback, mentioned: “I respect Kapil Sibal. He is a knowledgeable politician. But it is not right to give such analysis about defeat after the results.”

The Congress is confronting assaults from allies and scathing post-mortems after its poor tally in Bihar was blamed for the opposition falling just a few seats in need of victory. The celebration additionally failed to attain in essential by-elections, particularly in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and UP.

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