NEW DELHI - Congress on Jan 27 dismissed suggestions that nomination of leaders like Digvijay Singh and Madhusudan Mistry for the Rajya Sabha indicate any panic in the party about defeat in the upcoming general election. Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, “It is a political decision taken by the party. I would not like to say anything further,” he said.
He was asked about the growing impression that senior leaders taking the Rajya Sabha route to come to Parliament reflected the panic in the party to face Lok Sabha polls, which are round the corner. The Congress response came a day after AICC Secretary Sajjan Singh Verma questioned the high command’s decision. The Congress leader also strongly objected to the nomination of senior Congress leaders like Motilal Vora, Murli Deora and Mistry to the Rajya Sabha. “I failed to understand the logic behind sending aged people to the Rajya Sabha. What benefit does the party get out of it,” Verma had asked. (PTI)