Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group meeting was held today after the election results of five states. Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, K Suresh and Jairam Ramesh attended the meeting. During this, the Congress leaders reviewed the defeat in the elections as well as discussed measures for the betterment of the party. Along with this, there was also a churn on holding the election of the new President of Congress before the scheduled time. This meeting is over now.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told the media after the meeting, ‘We have discussed the issues to be raised in the upcoming Parliament session. We will try to raise the issues of inflation, unemployment, MSP for the students, farmers and medical students returning from Ukraine.
We held a discussion on the issues to be raised in the upcoming Parliament session. We will try to raise the issues of inflation, unemployment, MSP for farmers and medical students returning from Ukraine: LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, at Delhi pic.twitter.com/BSANsgD9Qi
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It is worth noting that in the elections of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, Congress was expected to perform better in 4 states except UP. But this did not happen. The party could not win seats anywhere to form the government. With the results of the assembly elections, the G-23, a group of disgruntled Congress leaders, became active.
On Friday, a meeting of these leaders was held at the house of Ghulam Nabi Azad. In this, there was discussion on holding the election of the party president immediately and taking other organizational reform measures. In view of this camp, the top leadership of the Congress decided to convene a meeting of the Working Committee to review the defeat.
Adhir Ranjan denies need for leadership reshuffle in Congress
While Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned these points, he also said that there is no need for any reshuffle in the top leadership of the party as Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi are making “all-hearted efforts”. Another party leader and eminent lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi called for “restructuring” for expected results in future elections and stressed on organizational elections scheduled later this year. However, he too denied the need for any change in the top leadership.