Congress president Sonia Gandhi will chair a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on March 13 to discuss the poll debacle in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.
The results of the assembly elections in the five poll-bound states were declared on March 10. The BJP romped to power in four out of the five poll-bound states, while the AAP delivered a massive upset by defeating the Congress in Punjab.
The top decision-making body has decided to meet after the grand old party received a drubbing in the assembly elections, losing Punjab to the AAP while registering a miniscule presence in the other four states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
Leaders of the G23, who have been demanding an organisational overhaul, met late Friday at the residence of senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to discuss their strategy ahead of the crucial CWC meeting.
Sunday’s meeting is likely to see some fireworks from the G23 as they had suggested corrective measures after the last round of assembly elections, when the party lost Puducherry and failed to make a mark in Kerala, Assam and West Bengal. But the high command had done little to nothing on that front.
The current political scenario will also be discussed during the meeting, which will be held at the AICC office in Delhi at 4 pm. Before that, Sonia Gandhi will also chair a meeting of the party’s parliamentary strategy group at 10.30 am at 10 Janpath.
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