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5-Member Congressional Committee Presents Initial Reports to Sonia Gandhi on Recent Assembly Poll Disappointment | India News


NEW DELHI: A five-member Congressional Committee presented an initial report to Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday in which they expressed their assessment of the party’s performance in the recently concluded assembly elections.
According to sources, the Committee has given recommendations and suggestions to rebuild the Congress Party in Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Puducherry, where it has faced defeat.
The former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, is the head of the committee, while Manish Tiwari, Vincent Pala, Salman Khurshid and S Jothimani are its members.
According to the sources, the Committee has presented the report on the performance of the party in Kerala, Assam and Puducherry and that the evaluation of West Bengal is underway.
The Committee’s report is important as it was prepared after discussion at the Congressional Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
Sonia Gandhi, during the CWC meeting last month, said the group would look at all aspects of the recent electoral setbacks and return with its findings.
“These will give uncomfortable lessons, but if we do not face reality, if we do not look the facts in the face, we will not draw the right lessons,” he had said.
The report can be the basis for the party’s organizational changes. Kerala has the largest number of congressional MPs, but the party failed to change the leftist regime in the state, while Assam had an anti-incumbent but still ruling position. The BJP government retained power.
Puducherry lost due to infighting and the pre-election jolt of a high-ranking leader who left the party before the assembly elections.

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