Shankar said that being a creative person, he can reach the party leadership through this medium.
Pankaj Shankar, a long-time loyalist to the Gandhi family, has targeted the top leadership of the Congress for the decline in the party’s performance and has come in to underline Rahul Gandhi’s alleged “failures” taking a decision on making a web series in this context.
Former journalist Pankaj Shankar has had years of association with the Congress and the Gandhi family. He said that only Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can change the fate of the Congress but Sonia Gandhi’s “Putra moh” (son’s fascination) is hindering the advancement of her daughter in the Congress.
Shankar on a popular media platform said, “Creating a web series is an attempt to show the Congress leadership a mirror so that I can tell them that the reality is far beyond their understanding.”
Shankar worked in the media affairs management for Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the recent Lok Sabha elections and he also runs a WhatsApp group about their events.
When asked about this by Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, he said that Shankar has never worked for neither Sonia Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Surjewala said that he has not been associated with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra either and he isn’t even in her office.
Further the spokesman also said on a media platform, “They have said something in a personal capacity. It has to be seen whether he has done this for the headlines, in collaboration with the BJP government or for campaigning. ”
Shankar said that he is working on a web series consisting of 13 episodes to highlight the “shortcomings” during Rahul Gandhi’s 15 years in the Congress from 2004 to 2019.