UP election results 2017: As expected Congress starts defending Rahul Gandhi in face of defeat

Rahul Gandhi's leadership has come under scanner given the multiple defeats faced by Congress in his stint

With the Congress-SP combine heading towards a defeat in Uttar Pradesh elections, the grand old party has said that party vice president Rahul Gandhi should not be held responsible for the poll drubbing.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday said party Vice President Rahul Gandhi should not be singled out for the party’s poor showing in Uttar Pradesh.

“If these (counting) trends persist, why single out Rahul Gandhi? He will of course take the bullet in his chest,” Singhvi told NDTV news channel. Rahul Gandhi’s leadership  has come under scanner given the multiple defeats faced by Congress in his stint.

The Bharatiya Janata Party surged ahead towards victory as millions of votes polled in the staggered assembly elections were counted in the country’s most populous state.

As per the latest trends, BJP is leading at 293 seats in Uttar Pradesh, while SP-Congress alliance and BSP are leading on 79 seats and 25 seats respectively.

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