Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Uttar on Tuesday for the first time after the party poor show in the recently held national polls. Gandhi is expected to review the poll disaster in the state where she has been given the responsibility to revive the party eyeing 2022 state polls.
She will visit Rae Bareli, the lone Lok Sabha Seat, that elected a Congress nominee.
Along with her, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia will hold review meetings in Delhi on June 11 and in Lucknow on June 14 to deliberate upon the reasons behind party humiliating defeat.
According to sources, all the district presidents from the eastern part of UP have been invited for marathon meetings which will go till late in the presence of secretary in-charges of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier on June 4, a meeting was held at Priyanka Gandhi’s residence in the national capital to discuss the reasons behind party poor show in the polls concluded on May 23. The meeting was attended by UP State President Raj Babbar and other general secretaries, including Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The meeting was conveyed to build the party again at the block level, after its crushing defeat in the elections.
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.
While Congress President Rahul Gandhi failed to retain its stronghold Amethi and lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani by 55,000 votes. Gandhi taking moral responsibility of the defeat had offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on May 25.