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Congress Needs To Undergo Major Surgery, Not Just Hinge Upon Legacy: Veerappa Moily

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A day after Jitin Prasada switched to the BJP, senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Thursday said the Congress needs to undergo a "major surgery" and not depend just on legacy, asserting that the top leadership must give primacy to ideological commitment while assigning responsibility to leaders.

Alleging that Mr Prasada had placed "personal ambition" over everything else, Mr Moily said the Uttar Pradesh leader's ideological commitment was suspect from the beginning and the party winning zero seats in West Bengal under his charge showed that he was incompetent.

In an interview with PTI, Mr Moily also said the top leadership should make a proper assessment of leaders in the party, asserting that "one cannot make people leaders when they do not deserve it".