Praveen Chakravarty terms allegations of misleading Rahul Gandhi as ‘gossip column’

New Delhi | Congress party’s Data Analytics Department Head, Praveen Chakravarty has termed all the allegations of misleading party president Rahul Gandhi during the 2019 Lok Sabha election against him which are published in publications as ‘ gossip column’.

Analyzing the Congress party’s performance in the recent 2019 Lok Sabha elections, several media platforms had held Praveen Chakravarty responsible for the party’s poor performance. In a report published in The Sunday Guardian, the publication quoting party sources alleged the Chakravarty mislead Rahul Gandhi on the data that the Congress party will be winning around 160- 184 seats.

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While in a report published in The Economic Times, the publication quoting various party sources said that Chakravarty’s brainchild ‘Project Shakti’ through which Congress party aimed to transform its volunteer-based party to cadre based gathered around 50-70% fake data which eventually backfired them in countering the narrative of the BJP. It is also been alleged that through Project Shakti, Chakravarty fed the Rafale issue into the Congress president’s ear.

Chakravarty in an issued statement said that every line in the column is a lie. He further wrote that similar stories were based entirely on unnamed sources, masquerading as investigative pieces are plain rubbish. He termed the reports as mischievous, defamatory, patently, absurd, and utter disgrace to Indian Journalism.

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The Data Analytics head of the Congress party rejected the reports of being untraceable after the Lok Sabha results. He wrote, My department and I continue to function actively from our offices at the All India Congress Committee headquarters.”

Praveen Chakravarty is been alleged of misleading Congress President Rahul Gandhi by making him believe that the Congress party will be winning around 164 to 184 seats. After which Rahul Gandhi called his allies such as DMK’s M.K Stalin, Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, National Conference Omar Abdullah, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, and RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav and offered them portfolios in the upcoming cabinet. The Congress party also planned a victory procession outside the AICC office and directed its Delhi leader to mobilise nearly 10,000 people in the procession.

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