K Sudhakaran | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC President K Sudhakaran has warned the party members that strict action will be taken against those who insult party leaders on social media.
"Party members who are engaged in publicly insulting the leaders through social media cannot be justified and tolerated. Strict action will be taken against such people," he said.
His statement came in the wake of a social media campaign allegedly by the Congress workers in Kerala targeting the Gandhi family and a poster campaign against Venugopal in his home turf Kannur over the party's electoral failure in five states.
"There is a campaign and hate speech ongoing in the state against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi following the election results. This is being monitored by KPCC," he said.
"The Congress leadership will look into the reasons which led to the poll debacle and make the necessary changes. Publically making statements on social media will only make the party weaker. Activists should recognize this and refrain from such acts," Sudhakaran added.
"Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and KC Venugopal worked tirelessly for the party's victory in the five states. However, the tendency to blame selected individuals for the electoral failure is unacceptable. Everyone has a collective responsibility for successes and failures. Responding publicly on social media in a way that defames leaders is viewed as a breach of party discipline," he said.
"The Congress functions with democracy within the party. Criticisms and comments should be tabled in party forums instead of responding publically through social media. The party would take action against those who respond publicly through social media," he added.