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After Khurshid, now Jyotiraditya Scindia says Congress needs to introspect its failure

Jyotiraditya Scindia is eyeing the post of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief. However, the party’s old guard has kept him away

New Delhi: On Wednesday Jyotiraditya Scindia reacted on the Congress party’s failure. He said there should have been a post-mortem of the national election defeat. He also called for urgent introspection.

Scindia’s statement came when he was asked to comment on  Salman Khurshid’s claims of a “leadership vacuum” in the party. “I don’t comment on statements made by others, but it is true that the Congress is in dire need of introspection. The party’s situation should be assessed and improved, that’s the need of the hour,”.

Jyotiraditya Scindia is eyeing the post of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief. However, the state CM Kamal Nath has kept him away.

Over the last two months, there has been speculation that Jyotiraditya Scindia could leave the party for the BJP unless he was appointed as the Madhya Pradesh Congress chief. His comments supporting the Narendra Modi government’s move to scrap the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir further fuelled the rumours. Party sources, however, put to rest any such possibility.

“Our leader walked away”

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid expressed concern about the future of the party. He said on Tuesday that today the struggle has reached such a place that it is hardly able to win the assembly elections or ensure its future. On Rahul Gandhi’s resignation from the post of Congress President, he said- “Our biggest problem is that our leader left us.”

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