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After a bad show in the Bihar polls, Karti Chidambaram launches into introspection in Cong | India News


CHENNAI: The congressional deputy, Karti P Chidambaram, said on Monday that it was time for introspection and consultation in the party, days after his poor performance in the Bihar Assembly elections.
Karti, son of former trade union minister P Chidambaram, tweeted: “It is time for us to introspect, devise, consult and act at @INCIndia.”
The Lok Sabha MP from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu made the cryptic comment while tagging a tweet by senior party colleague Kapil Sibal in his interview with the English daily “Indian Express” about the Bihar poll result.
Karti’s comment comes a day after Congressional leader Tariq Anwar said the delay in finalizing the allocation of seats for the Bihar elections negatively affected the grand alliance’s poll performance.
Congress won 19 of the 70 seats it contested in Bihar. The ‘Mahagathbandhan’ led by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, of which Congress was the second main partner, finished with 110 seats, while the NDA retained power in close competition, gaining 125 seats in the 243-member assembly in the last surveys.
Anwar told PTI in an interview Sunday that Congress must learn from it and complete the alliance formalities well in advance of the next assembly elections.
Anwar, the party’s general secretary and veteran leader of Bihar, acknowledged that there were shortcomings due to which the Congress performed worse than other constituents of ‘Mahagathbandhan’.
He stated that the high command was serious about introspection and a thorough analysis of the results.
Former trade union minister Sibal in his tweet tagged the interview in which he said: “We haven’t heard about the recent polls yet … Maybe the leadership in Congress thinks it should continue as usual.”
Sibal was part of a group of 23 senior congressional leaders who had written to the party’s chief, Sonia Gandhi, in August with suggestions to reactivate the organization.

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