Updated: 11 May 2021 21:23 First
New Delhi [India]May 11 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday constituted a group, headed by party leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, to evaluate the results of the recently concluded assembly elections, in which the party will be held in Kerala, Assam and Assam. Lost at Puducherry and failed to open. Its account is in West Bengal.
The other members are former Union ministers Salman Khurshid, Manish Tewari and Vincent H Pala and party MP Jyoti Mani.
“The Congress President has constituted a group to evaluate the results of the recently concluded assembly elections with immediate effect. The group will submit the report within two weeks,” a party release said.
The announcement came a day after the Congress Working Committee meeting in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi said there was a need to “focus on our serious failures” and “understand clearly” that the party failed to remove the current governments in Kerala and Assam. Why was it And got a full vacancy in West Bengal.
She had announced her intention to set up the group, saying the results showed “we need to organize our home”.
“We have to heed our serious setbacks. To say that we are very disappointed is an understatement. I intend to set up a small group to look at every aspect that causes such vicissitudes and very quickly. We need to understand clearly why we failed to remove the current governments in Kerala and Assam, and why we vacated completely in West Bengal. These will give uncomfortable lessons, but if we face reality No, if we don’t look the facts face to face, we won’t learn the right lessons”, she said.
During the meeting, he had asked the general secretaries – Jitendra Singh for Assam, Tariq Anwar for Kerala, Dinesh Gundu Rao in-charge for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and Jitin Prasada of West Bengal to make their presentations.
She said, “I expect them to tell us very clearly about our performance in their respective states. We want them to tell us why we underperformed. These results tell us clearly. That we need to organize our house.”
While the Congress failed to oust the incumbent governments in Assam and Kerala, it did not do well in Puducherry as well and won only two seats, although it was leading the government in the union territory two months ago. Only in Tamil Nadu, where it was riding on the popularity of its larger ally DMK, did the party perform credibly.
The CWC also decided to temporarily postpone the organizational elections to elect a new party chief in view of the “contingent circumstances arising out of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic”. (ANI)