Delhi Election Results: ‘Drastic Steps Needed to Strengthen the Congress’, Says Senior Leader Rajeev Shukla


New Delhi:  Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that he favours “drastic steps” in order to revamp his party after the unprecedented poll debacle of getting zero seats in Delhi, on Tuesday. However, he steered clear of questions about bringing Priyanka Gandhi to the helm.


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“The results are disappointing. Drastic steps are needed to strengthen the party.” Mr Shukla said.

Answering a question about whether Priyanka Gandhi should take the leadership, the former Union Minister said that the issue should be “left to the family to decide.”

Meanwhile a small group of party workers led by Jagdish Sharma reportedly gathered outside the Congress party headquarters demanding to bring Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to the front.

Demonstrations about bringing Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront of Congress politics have also been held in the past as well. However, she has dismissed such speculations.

Another party leader Rashid Alvi said that “until and unless the Congress party comes to the street with the common man to fight for issues, people will not trust us.”