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Cong leader takes a veiled dig at Digvijaya Singh

nation Updated: May 24, 2016 07:31 IST

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Monday joined the growing chorus for change in the party, saying the organisation needs to undergo a “cardiac surgery” and not “cosmetic surgery” for its revival.

He also made a veiled attack on senior leader Digvijaya Singh, saying “those people talking about surgery are actually responsible” for bringing the party to this condition.

The voices in the Congress have grown louder after the party’s debacle in the just-concluded assembly elections, particularly in Assam and Kerala. Digvijaya Singh was the first to talk about a “major surgery” in the party organisation insisting that action and introspection is the need of the hour.

He was joined by Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor and party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi who in a series of tweets on Sunday suggested that young state leaders should be brought in.

Chaturvedi too agreed that the surgery should have been done two years ago. “But cosmetic surgery will not help. The party needs cardiac surgery to deliver electoral success,” he said. “We have to rethink about those because of whom the party had to face defeat...”

First Published: May 24, 2016 07:31 IST