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Infighting, jaded setup behind loss of assembly vote: Congressional panel | India News

NEW DELHI: The committee to study congressional defeats in recent assembly polls appears to have made a compelling assessment that the party organization on the ground is tired and requires resuscitation in every state.
From discussions of nearly three weeks with state leaders from the booth level in Kerala, Assam, West Bengal and Puducherry, the message has been that long periods in power in some states resulted in the negligence of the organization that it has damaged party politics. skills.
Infighting has emerged as a key reason behind the lack of coherence among the leaders and the poor perception of the party among the people during the elections, especially in Assam and Kerala. Issues such as the delay in ticket distribution are other disadvantages that diminished the chances of Congress attending the hearings.
A key reason for the defeat of Congress in Assam, according to party members, is around 14 seats with a mixed population where the party was hurt by new regional parties. These parties are believed to take advantage of the Assamese Hindu vote that was stridently anti-BJP and prevented Congress from benefiting. Muslim votes flowed into the party.
The AICC’s top panel, led by Maharashtra Minister Ashok Chavan, appears to have made specific state and regional recommendations to rejuvenate the organization in all states. He may also have appointed leaders in the Center and the states to share the blame.
The rumor is that the organizational restructuring of state units in the future will be based on the report’s recommendations. Panel members include former Union ministers Salman Khurshid, Manish Tewari and Vincent Pala, and Tamil Nadu MP Jothimani.

Times of India