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Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress not to participate in election debates on counting day

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in view of the serious coronavirus situation in the country, the party's spokespersons will not participate on the TV debates after poll results are out.

May 02, 2021 / 09:16 AM IST
File image of Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala

File image of Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on May 1 has decided that it will not participate in election debates on television on Sunday when the results for assembly polls for five states are out.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in view of the serious coronavirus situation in the country, the party's spokespersons will not participate on the TV debates after poll results are out.

The results for assembly elections in states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala would be declared on May 2.

Follow our LIVE coverage of the West Bengal Assembly polls here

"At a time when Nation is facing an unprecedented crisis, when Govt under PM Modi has collapsed, we find it unacceptable to not hold them accountable and instead discuss election wins and losses. We @INCIndia have decided to withdraw our spokespersons from election debates," he said on Twitter.

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"We shall remain available for any comment that media friends want. We may win, we may lose, but at a time when people are looking for oxygen, beds, medicines, ventilators; our duty tells us to stand by them, work with them to heal and help. In solidarity with India," he said in another tweet.

Exit polls have predicted a not so bright picture for the Congress in these elections, where they predict that except in Tamil Nadu, where its ally DMK will romp home to power, the Congress will not fare good in other states.

Follow our full coverage on the Assembly Elections 2021 here
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first published: May 2, 2021 09:16 am

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