'Congress not an effective alternative anymore': Sibal on Bihar poll debacle
After the Congress' performance in Bihar elections, party veteran Kapil Sibal said the people of the country did not consider Congress to be an "effective alternative" anymore.In an interview to the Indian Express, Sibal shed light on the party's internal crisis, while stressing on the need for reform to find new paths to run the Congress amid what he called a "communication revolution".
He said in Bihar, the alternative was the RJD, and that Congress had lost all the by-elections in Gujarat, as well. "We did not win a single seat there, even in the Lok Sabha elections. In some of the constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, less than 2 percent of the votes cast were notched up by Congress candidates in the by-elections," he said, adding that his colleague, who was a part of the CWC had said recently 'I hope the Congress introspects'.