Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said there was no question of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi stepping down, in the wake of the poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. As per the leads BJP is set to sweep back to power in Uttar Pradesh March 11 after 15 long years. BJP candidates led in all major cities in particular, including in five of the eight seats in Lucknow, eight of the 10 seats in Kanpur, nine of the 12 seats in Allahabad and seven of the eight seats in Varanasi, Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.
“There is no question of Rahul Gandhi stepping down,” said Singh in reply to media queries about change in the Congress top leadership.
“The Nehru-Gandhi family is the greatest binding factor for the Congress and the leadership has to come to Rahul,” he said.
With the BJP surging towards a decisive victory both in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Singh admitted that the Congress party needed to build regional leaders.
“I have said this earlier also that we need to build up new leadership in states. We have to take decisive action to build up the party where we do not have strong regional leaders,” added Singh.
The party is however poised to win in Punjab, and is ahead in Manipur and Goa.