Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the party is at its “historic low” and will continue to sit in the opposition for the “next 50 years”.

“For the last many decades, we do not have elected bodies in the party. Maybe we should have pushed for it 10-15 yrs ago,” reported Times Now quoting Azad.

“Now we are losing elections after elections, and if we have to come back we need to strengthen our party by holding elections,” he added.

The senior Congressman was one of the 23 signatories of the letter sent to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi demanding an “active, full-time and visible” president.

Azad further said that if Congress wants to be in opposition for the next 50 years, then there was no need for elections within the party.

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