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No Fear No Favour

Congress to not participate in Election debates on Counting day, Cites Covid-19 Crisis.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

The Congress on Saturday decided that it will not participate in Election debates on television on Sunday when the results for assembly polls for five states are out.

Ahead of counting on May 2, Congress Chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala stated that neither he nor any of his party spokesperson will participate in TV debates when the counting and the results for the state Assembly Elections are being announced.

Notably, 4 states and 1 Union Territory namely Assam, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Puducherry will see counting of votes for their Assembly Elections.

“At a time when Nation is facing an unprecedented crisis, when Govt under PM Modi has collapsed, we find it unacceptable to not hold them accountable and instead discuss election wins and losses. We @INCIndia have decided to withdraw our spokespersons from election debates,” he said on Twitter.

“We shall remain available for any comment that media friends want. We may win, we may lose, but at a time when people are looking for oxygen, beds, medicines, ventilators; our duty tells us to stand by them, work with them to heal and help. In solidarity with India,” he said in another tweet.

For the unversed, the Exit Polls have not predicted a bright picture for Congress in any of the states except in Tamil Nadu where due to its alliance with the DMK, it is projected to have a considerable lead.

Meanwhile, the counting of postal votes has begun in all the states.

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