Amid a storm in the Congress over a "dissent" letter signed by 23 leaders, senior leader Kapil Sibal, who is one of the signatories, has said that the party needs a 24X7 leadership. In an interview to the Hindustan Times, his first since the letter storm broke, Sibal stated: "The Congress party is at a historic low and the election results of 2014 and 2019 reflect that." Referring to the letter, Sibal said that it was not an attempt to belittle anyone, including the Gandhi family. “Our intent is to revive the party. We want to be partners in its revival," he added. Referring to the criticism of the group at the CWC, Sibal said: "One of those present even used the expression ‘traitor’. I wish those present had reprimanded him."