Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said that Top brasses of the grand old party are currently focusing on strengthening the party after its poll setback in the recently held national polls.
Scindia talking to media in Lucknow said, ‘Keeping in mind the assembly polls in the state, we are currently focussing on strengthing the party, its workers and giving chances and opportunities to new candidates’.
He further said that the party will go alone in the State Polls slated in Uttar Pradesh.
Currently, both the general secretaries of the party – Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia – are holding a review meeting in the state to deliberate the reasons behind the poll disaster in the recently held national polls. Scindia had early this week held a review meeting of Uttar Pradesh West Leaders while Priyanka Gandhi visited Rae Bareli.
Earlier on May 30, Uttar Pradesh Congress Working Committee (CWC) called a meeting on to discuss the reasons behind the party’s poor performance in the state that sends 80 Parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha.
The Congress faced a crushing defeat in national polls and won 52 seats, which is only 8 more than it got in 2014 national polls. It has also lost some of its strongholds across the country including Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Jyotiraditya Scindia‘s Guna in Madhya Pradesh.
It had only managed to won a single seat – Sonia Gandhi‘s Rae Bareli – out of the 80 Lok Sabha Seats of the state. It had got 6.3% vote share from Uttar Pradesh.
It should be noted that Raj Babbar along with many State President till now has offered to resign from their posts taking responsibility of the poll debacle. Raj Babbar who himself contested from Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha Seat witness a crushing defeat and lost to BJP’s Rajkumar Chahar with over 4.95 Lakh votes.