Chennai: With few voices inside the Congress pitching for a major change in the party in the wake of the disappointing results in the Assembly polls in four states, senior leader Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that the grand old party has the greatest sense of resilience to bounce back.
“In politics, success and defeat is always in cycle. Even in the worst of crisis, we came out of the crisis immediately and we succeeded in elections. This is the history of the Congress. We have greatest sense of resilience, we can always come back,” Moily told ANI.
“We won Pondicherry and overall, we have won double the seats than that of the BJP,” he added.
Moily also said, the Congress winning back to back for three terms in Assam was a success.
“We have lost Assam, which we run for almost 15 years, that means it was a success. After those three terms people wanted a change. we admit our failure there, but we will bounce back after some time,” he added.
When asked on a possibility of entry of Priyanka Gandhi into politics, Moily said that it was for the leadership to take a call.
“That is for the leadership to decide who should come back. But the Congress has a very strong leadership in the form of Rahul Gandhi and also Sonia ji, and we are in a position to come back,” he added.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh pitched for a ‘major surgery’ in the party after its dismal performance in the Assembly polls in four states.
Tharoor, an MP from Kerala, echoed Singh’s comments saying the party as a whole has to move beyond this cliched business of introspection into some serious action.
He added that young leaders need to find more space in the party.
The Congress lost power in Assam and Kerala and the alliance with DMK didn’t work in its favour in Tamil Nadu. (ANI)