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Poll debacle makes Congress hold 'introspection camp'
June 06, 2008 23:02 IST
In search of a 'mantra' for victory after a series of electoral losses, the Congress will hold a 'Chintan Shivir' in the second week of July.
The 'introspection camp' will be timed so that it can take into account the report of the Antony committee, set up this week to suggest a winning strategy for the coming Assembly elections, as well as the Lok Sabha polls, party sources said.
The venue of the meeting has so far not been decided, but it will be held in Delhi or somewhere nearby, the sources added.
The decision to hold the 'Chintan Shivir' was taken at the Congress Working Committee held on Saturday, in which the electoral losses, including the recent poll debacle in Karnataka, were discussed in depth.
The 'Chintan Shivir' will discuss the lessons learnt from the elections gone by and will focus on preparing a road-map for the Assembly as well as Lok Sabha polls.
The last time the Congress held such an introspection session was in Shimla in 2003, just ahead of the previous Lok Sabha elections. Prior to that, the party had held such a brainstorming session in Panchmarhi in 1998.