New Delhi: On poor showing by the Congress party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2012, the senior party spokesperson Digvijay Singh said that he was ‘responsible’ for the debacle.
Talking to mediapersons on Tuesday, the Congress spokesperson accepted that the grand old party had not done as well as expected in Uttar Pradesh. But defending the general secretary of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay maintained that the UP polls ‘was not a litmus test’ for the scion of the Gandhi family.
While congratulating the Samajwadi Party for the good show that they put up, Digvijay Singh said that the Centre would give all support to the new government. He hoped that the SP would not repeat the same mistakes as the BSP.
Though Rahul was the face of campaigning in UP for the party, Congress leaders like Digvijay Singh, Rita Bahuguna, Rajiv Shukla and Salman Khurshid have gone all out to insulate the young leader saying that he had led the way but the organisation had failed to capitalise on it.
Rahul had invested a lot in UP, addressing more that 200 rallies. He did not campaign as aggressively in other states where elections were due. Inspite of all the hard work, it was the Samajwadi Party spearheaded by Akhilesh Yadav who emerged the winners.