Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi presided over a Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly on Monday the place she didn’t mince her phrases in regards to the horrible efficiency of the get together within the Assembly elections simply previous.

Party chief Rahul Gandhi was not current on the assembly as he was unwell, Congress leaders stated, although he appeared to be energetic on social media. Sister and UP chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, nevertheless, attended. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh didn’t attend both.

As Congress leaders didn’t have a lot to say of their defence within the face of the large electoral losses, the second a part of the assembly become a dialogue on the administration of the Covid-19 pandemic. The election for the presidentship of the get together has been deferred indefinitely on the suggestion of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who cited Covid as the explanation.

Earlier, the election was to have been held on June 23. He was supported by get together chief and former chief of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad.

“We have to take note of our serious setbacks. To say that we are deeply disappointed is to make an understatement. I intend to set up a small group to look at every aspect that caused such reverses and report back very quickly,” the interim president stated. “These results tell us clearly that we need to put our house in order.”

The get together chief’s robust phrases come days after she described their efficiency in final month’s Assembly elections as “very disappointing” and added that it was “unexpectedly so”.

Not everybody agreed. Veteran Congress chief from UP, Pramod Tewari repeatedly stated Rahul Gandhi’s efficiency within the elections had been stellar and urged Priyanka to take the message of Congressmen to the chief.

Privately, high get together leaders stated they’d look ahead to Rahul Gandhi to recuperate and renew their demand {that a} stronger, extra widespread particular person lead the get together.

Outside the assembly, most senior members had been cynical of their response, claiming that no different end result ought to have been anticipated provided that senior nationwide leaders weren’t invited to marketing campaign because it was Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi who hogged the limelight.

“MLAs kept asking for leaders to be sent from Delhi. But they only got Priyanka and Rahul,” stated a former chief minister.

Disgruntled Congress chief Sanjay Jha tweeted: “Both Mamata Banerjee and Himanta Biswa Sarma who are taking oath as CM are former Congress leaders. They left because of our arrogance. And disrespect of their opinions. Add Jyotiraditya Scindia to the list. It’s long.”

He added: “It’s never too late to learn from one’s blunders.”

Party in-charge of the West Bengal election, Jitin Prasada, stated the calculation in Delhi was that an alliance would assist the get together. But this turned out to be the fallacious alliance. Those in Bengal are against Trinamool Congress, whereas Delhi helps Mamata Banerjee and the TMC. This confusion led to the Congress’s defeat.

Madhya Pradesh chief Digvijaya Singh stated he had been answerable for Assam. But throughout his tenure, the get together had by no means had an alliance with a frontrunner like Badruddin Ajmal, who heads the All India United Democratic Front. Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, one of many members of the so-called Rahul Gandhi brigade, was basic secretary in-charge of Assam.

A former CM stated no accountability was mounted for losses in Kerala and West Bengal. The Bengal PCC chief and chief of the Opposition within the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Choudhury, is prone to proceed in his place.

Assam PCC chief Ripun Bora has owned accountability and resigned. For the primary time in historical past, the Congress has not received a single seat within the Assembly: Not even from strongholds like Malda and Murshidabad (Choudhary’s space) which the get together received even through the Emergency.

On Covid, Chhattisgarh claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah’s preoccupation with elections led them to place Covid administration on the again burner, and because of this many died.

It is the Centre, the leaders stated, which is accountable for the worsening public well being disaster.

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