UP election results: No question of Rahul stepping down, says Digvijaya Singh

In the wake of the poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh today said that there was no question of party vice president Rahul Gandhi stepping down.
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India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 11 Mar 2017, 12:57 PM

In the wake of the poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh today said that there was no question of party vice president Rahul Gandhi stepping down.

"There is no question of Rahul Gandhi stepping down," Singh replied 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 added.

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," Singh added.

The BJP is heading towards a comfortable win in Uttar Pradesh as it was leading in more than 300 seats. The Congress-SP alliance was restricted below the 100-mark figure. 

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