New Delhi: After the humiliating performance in the recently-held assembly elections, especially in Assam, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday urged party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi that the phase of introspection is over and there is a need to act.
In a tweet Digvijaya Singh mentioned:
Today's results disappointing but not unexpected. We have done enough Introspection shouldn't we go for a Major Surgery ?
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) May 19, 2016
After the furore over his 'major surgery' tweet, Divijaya Singh now has cleared his part on the comment saying that "Campaign & media strategy, reaching middle class aspirations, all these need to be looked into"
"I have said stop introspection and take decisions. Issues such as campaign, media strategy, middle class aspirations, all these need to be looked into," said Singh.
On being questioned about Mamata Banerjee's comment on Rahul being PM Modi's USP, Digvijay said, "I have no clue on what regards Mamata said that. I have high regards for Mamata ji. She left Congress because she did not get the recognition she deserved in West Bengal unit."
Mamata Banerjee, the Congress leader felt, is more close to the ideology of Congress than she is to the ideology of BJP.
Attacking Himanta Biswa Sarma of the BJP, who defected from Congress, Digvijaya said, "Himanta Biswa Sarma was no.2 in Gogoi Govt, he will be no.2 in BJP Govt. What changed for him?"
"BJP used to make corruption allegations against Himanta Biswa Sarma & now they have inducted him into party", he added.
When asked whether being a senior Congress member he was contemplating resignation, he said, "Amrit Manthan had happened; 'amrit' and 'vish' (poison) have been separated; now we all Congress men are ready to take vish to give the Congress party amrit."
Asked if the Congress was planning to induce Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, he said, "Let the family and Priyanka decide these things. Digvijaya Singh will not decide whether Priyanka should join the Congress or not."