Friday, 16 May 2014 - 20:53
Rahul Gandhi accepts responsibility for loss
Speaking one after the other, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi owned responsibility this evening for their party's debacle in the general elections.
Issuing statements after the results were released Rahul Gandhi conceded that the congress had done badly during the election and accepted responsibility for the defeat as the vice president of the Congress Party.
Rahul Gandhi lead the Congress Party’s campaign which was criticized as lacklustre compared to Narendra Modi’s campaign.
Speaking after Rahul Gandhi, leader of the Congress Party Sonia Gandhi also accepted full responsibility for the heavy defeat and concluded by congratulating the BJP on its resounding victory.
Neither Gandhi fielded questions after their brief statements.
Congress leaders have been quick to shift the blame for any potential loss away from Rahul Gandhi's handling of the campaign.