A volley of questions were asked on the issue at the AICC briefing today with party spokesman R P N Singh telling reporters that they were unnecessarily exercised over the issue.

A reporter asked whether the Congress Vice President was still "not reachable" and "outside the network".

"You are asking the same question daily... As already said he has gone for introspection on recent events with an aim to strengthen the organisation. Whenever we will get intimation, you will be informed...," Singh remarked.

At the outset, he said that senior party leaders A K Antony and Digvijay Singh have already spoken on the issue. Singh had said two days ago that Rahul would be participating in the farmers rally being organised by the party at the Ramlila grounds here on April 19, a day before the second phase of Budget session of Parliament starts.

Senior leader Jairam Ramesh, who also addressed the briefing, dismissed a suggestion that the party has 'completely given up' on Rahul with Sonia Gandhi herself leading the agitation against the land acquisition bill.

"Everyone in the party including the party Vice President are involved...," he remarked.

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