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Sonia Gandhi Calls For Congress Top Body Meet To Review Poll Results

The Congress was worn out in Bengal within the simply concluded polls (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has summoned a session of the celebration’s highest choice making physique – Congress Working Committee – on Monday to evaluation the grand outdated celebration’s ballot efficiency within the simply concluded meeting elections.

“Unfortunately, our own performance in all the states was very disappointing and if I may say, unexpectedly so. The CWC is meeting shortly to review results…,” Sonia Gandhi mentioned at a digital meet of the Congress Parliamentary Party on Friday, as she congratulated Mamata Banerjee and MK Stalin for his or her wins.

In the current polls, the Congress failed to come back again to energy in Kerala and Assam and was worn out in West Bengal. It additionally misplaced out in Puducherry.

In Kerala, the Congress no less than held its floor, dropping only one seat from 2016 to complete with 41. The Left entrance registered a commanding win by claiming 99 seats and likewise bucked a four-decade pattern by profitable consecutive phrases. The BJP received zero seats.

Seen as a Congress stronghold till it was breached in 2016, the Congress did marginally higher in Assam, profitable 29 of 95 seats it contested. But the opposition alliance did not problem the BJP, profitable simply 50 seats to the ruling celebration’s 75.

In Tamil Nadu, the celebration was a part of the profitable DMK-led alliance and carried out comparatively higher, profitable 18 of 25 allotted seats.

The Congress did not return to energy in Puducherry – the place its authorities crashed days earlier than polling – after the NR Congress-BJP pairing received 16 of 30 seats.

In Bengal, the place the Congress cast an alliance with the Left – each events did not win a single seat. By distinction the Trinamool swept to its largest victory with 213 seats to the BJP’s 77.

Over the previous 12 months, a gaggle of celebration leaders, together with Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Kapil Sibal, have underscored the necessity for introspection over persevering with poor performances in elections and known as for “full time” and “visible” management to take the celebration ahead.

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