Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is often on news limelight for his statements and lack of political knowledge. Recently he was trolled on social media when he forgot the total number of seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly at a joint press conference with Akhilesh Yadav. This time leader is making the headlines for a unique reason. After facing consecutive defeat in the assembly elections, an engineering student Vishal Diwan from Madhya Pradesh has approached the Guinness Book of World Record with a request to list the Rahul Gandhi’s name for losing as many as 27 elections.
Reason for the Proposal
Diwan believes that Congress party’s losing spree in last five years is somewhere a result of Rahul Gandhi’s participation in election campaigning and media interaction. As per the sources the student has paid the application fee to officials and has also received confirmation on the acceptance of the application.
In the recently concluded assembly election in 5 states; Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Congress managed to form its government only in Punjab. The biggest defeat was seen in Uttar Pradesh where congress won only 7 out of 105 seats. After the congress monumental defeat in the assembly election 2017 in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, some of the party members have questioned his ability and have asked for structural changes in the party.
Congress in Power
Following the loss of 2014 election, Rahul has been struggling hard to revive his party’s fortunes, but he had only seen defeats in the elections. After this recent election, the congress remains in power in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Union Territory Puducherry.
According to the sources, the changes demanded by the party members in the party organisation can come into effect as soon as in early April.
However, it is yet to be clarified whether the US-based record book will entertain the request or not.