It's all 'our' fault: Digvijaya Singh comes to Rahul Gandhi's rescue

A day after his remarks, asking for a ‘surgery’ in the Congress created flutters, senior leader Digvijaya Singh said everyone in the party is accountable for victory or defeat

New Delhi: Reflecting the growing unease and concern within the Congress after its election defeat, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were yesterday urged to don the role of “surgeons” to put the organisation back on the path of recovery.

GRAND OLD PARTY’s SURGEONS: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Pics/AFP
GRAND OLD PARTY’s SURGEONS: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Pics/AFP

A day after his remarks about the need for surgery in the Congress created flutters, senior leader Digvijay Singh said the surgeons are Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and they should “take action forthwith” to set right matters in the party.

'Everyone accountable'
In a bid to shield the leadership from any attack in the wake of crushing defeat in Assam and other states, he said, “Everyone is accountable and responsible for victory or defeat, no one individual.”

Digvijaya Singh
Digvijaya Singh

He made it clear that Sonia and Rahul cannot be blamed for the electoral debacle. Apparently referring to the aftermath of the Lok Sabha debacle, Singh said discussions and introspection have taken place and was now time for taking action.

“The surgeon does surgery and not we people. The surgeon is the Congress president. It is she and Rahul Gandhi who have to decide what action needs to be taken,” he said.

Asked to explain his pitch for a “major surgery,” Singh said a number of reports to improve the state of affairs in the party were submitted to the leadership and it's time to implement those suggestions.

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