Congress leaders to avoid TV debates for a month
May 31, 2019
The Congress party faced a huge setback after the Lok Sabha election results came out last week. Congress President Rahul Gandhi had expressed his interest to quit the position, but Congress Working Committee (CWC) has denied his request. Now, the Congress party has officially announced that their leaders or members will not take part in any media discussions or television debates for at least a month. The party and its workers are facing a huge internal crisis that they are trying to solve at the earliest.
@INCIndia has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month. All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows-Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress Leader
Over the past few days, TV channels have been demanding an explanation from Congress leaders to why the party failed terribly for the last elections. Members of Congress also pointed out that they do not want to criticise Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi which usually happens during debates. There are high chances of viewers twisting statements given by leaders who participate in shows.
"Good decision by @INCIndia not to attend TV debates Remember, 1) TV media isn't the only media. Print & Social media exists to communicate 2) TV media is Modia. It doesn't deserve engagement. Presence is actually detrimental to INC 3) Party must increase focus on Social Media, tweeted Indian Youth Congress National Campaign in-charge Srivatsa.
Wrong decision.. Media disengagement for whatever reason is undemocratic & de valuing Media as 4th pillar Unfortunate decision from @INCIndia, tweeted religious activist Rahul Easwar.