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Congress top leaders meet at Sonia Gandhi’s home post big defeat

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group met today at Sonia Gandhi’s Delhi residence to discuss the strategy for the Budget Session of the Parliament. In attendance were by Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, K Suresh and Jairam Ramesh.

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Notably, the second part of the budget session 2022, will resume on Monday and is likely to end on April 8.

Later today, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will also hold a meeting to discuss party’s performance in the assembly elections 2022. Congress, the ruling party in Punjab was overthrown by the AAP and also failed to win in any of the four other states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur – against the BJP.

Despite the high-octane campaigns, led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress managed to win only two seats in the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh assembly. The party’s vote share fell to 2.33% and over 97% of its candidates lost their security deposits.  

In 2019, Rahul Gandhi had resigned from Congress president post after the party suffered its second consecutive defeat in general elections. Sonia Gandhi, who took over the reins of the party again as interim president had also offered to quit in August 2020 after an open revolt by a section of leaders, referred to as G-23, but the CWC had urged her to continue.

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