After the recent Lok Sabha election results, a Congress representative announced that their spokespersons will not attend television debates for over a month.
This decision came through Congress's Media Minister, Randeep Surjewala.
In his statement on Twitter, he also urged different media channels and editors to not invite Congress representatives on their shows.
.@INCIndia has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 30, 2019
All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows.
This decision has arisen due to Rahul Gandhi's insistence on quitting the party post the election results. This also led to questions being raised regarding Congress's effectiveness after just securing 52 seats.
And Twitter has more to say
@INCIndia won't send it's representatives in TV debates but but we won't miss Congress representation there since Aap, SP, BSP, RJD or TMC, @ashutosh83B Urmilesh, Dushyant Dave @ndtv defend Cong better than its own official spokesperson!— Meera Singh (@meeraremi11) May 30, 2019
We r not going to miss C..
One of the best decisions. Useless TRP driven Debates needed to be avoided. This move will also expose all those dummy panelists who fooled ppl by calling themselves Congress representatives and runnung BJP propaganda— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) May 30, 2019
Good decision— Neerja (@TypoMantri) May 30, 2019
JD(S) and SP and now INC
I hope the other Opposition Parties do the same
Time to boycott the Godi media
Haha channels have already arranged dummy Congress spokespersons to call on their channels and bash. Make sure you keen an eye there as well.— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) May 30, 2019