UP poll debacle: Aiyar demands change in Congress leadership

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar (PHOTO: Facebook)

After facing a humiliating poll debacle in the recently held UP and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, voices within the Congress are now increasingly demanding a change in the leadership with party veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar demanding to bring change in the leadership.

"There is a need to bring change in Congress leadership," Aiyar said after the Congress failed to win a floor test in Goa.

Expressing deep concern over the poor performance of the party following a series of electoral setbacks, Aiyar said that the 131-year-old party is losing its relevance and shrinking national presence.

"Our position in national politics is shrinking," he said adding,“The general secretaries need to be young people and the old experienced people should be in the Congress working committee.”