Shashi Tharoor said, “to reform our organisational leadership in a manner that will reignite those ideas and inspire the people. One thing is clear – Change is unavoidable if we need to succeed”.
Calls for change in internal framework of Indian National Congress has yet again picked up. Responding to the Congress tragic defeat in all five states and specially in Punjab where it was in power, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that change is inevitable if we need to succeed.
Tharoor took to twitter and said, “All of us who believe in Congress are hurting from the results of the recent assembly elections. It is time to reaffirm the idea of India that the Congress has stood for and the positive agenda it offers the nation”.
He further said, “to reform our organisational leadership in a manner that will reignite those ideas and inspire the people. One thing is clear – Change is unavoidable if we need to succeed”.
Congress has lost all five states including Punjab where it was in power. Aam Aadmi Party has outperformed the Congress winning 92 seats out of total 117 seats.
The anti-incumbency against the Congress was as strong that even his star leaders in the state, including Punjab CM Charanjeet Singh Channi, could not secure their seats. Party president in the state, Navjot Singh Siddhu lost the election from Amritsar East, whereas lost from both the seats —Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur — he contested.
Responding to the embarrassing defeat, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “Humbly accept the people’s verdict. Best wishes to those who have won the mandate. My gratitude to all Congress workers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication. We will learn from this and keep working for the interests of the people of India.”
Accepting the defeat, Charanjeet Singh Channi tweeted, “I humbly accept the verdict of the people of Punjab and Congratulate @AamAadmiParty and their elected CM @BhagwantMann Ji for the victory. I hope they will deliver on the expections of people.”