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Not just Rahul, Sonia, entire CWC may quit

May 19, 2014 15:08 IST

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Congress Working Committee members could offer their resignation at its meeting on Monday in the wake of the party's worst-ever performance in the Lok Sabha polls, amid indications that it could witness an attack on advisors of party vice president Rahul Gandhi while insulating him from criticism.

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While there has been no official word about such a move, the talk about the CWC members offering to resign in the first meeting of the party's highest decision making body since the poll debacle began following remarks of Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, that "all, including myself, are responsible for the party's loss."

"How can you blame any individual for this result? It is the collective responsibility of both the party and the government. All, including myself, are responsible for the party's loss," Patel has said in the wake of resentment in the party at the way Rahul ran the election campaign.

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Image: Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute at her husband Rajiv Gandhi's memorial as her son lawmaker Rahul watches on the 21st anniversary of the former prime minister's death in New Delhi.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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While party sources have ruled out reports of Sonia and Rahul offering to resign in the wake of debacle, the meeting could see some leaders raising uncomfortable questions about the party's campaign and alliance strategy.

The meeting is taking place amid a clamour within for a surgical action to revamp the party. There are questions being raised about Rahul's style of working but doubts are being expressed whether anyone would be old enough to raise them in the meeting, which will be presided by Sonia.

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Image: Political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi Ahmed Patel

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An exercise has already begun in the party to insulate him from any blame game. Sonia and Rahul appeared before the media on Friday and took personal responsibility for the drubbing that left the party with just 44 seats in a House of 543, a huge climb-down from 206 seats it had in the outgoing 15th Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, party leader Manish Tewari said the resignation of the party leadership in the wake of the poll debacle is not the way forward.


Image: Congress leader Manish Tewari


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