CWC and CPP to hold crucial meeting today after Congress' crushing defeat in 5 states

New Delhi: After facing defeat in the recent assembly elections, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet today to review the reasons for the defeat and discuss the plan ahead. The meetings will review the reasons for the defeat and discuss the future plan. The Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) will also meet on Sunday to chalk out a strategy for the upcoming second phase of the budget session beginning March 14. 

Sources said, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will chair the CWC meeting, the congress' top policy-making body, at the party headquarters at 4 pm today. The Congress party denied reports that members of the Gandhi family would resign from all organisational posts. The CWC meeting is going to be held at a time when Congress lost power in Punjab and has also suffered crushing defeats in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Sonia Gandhi has not been actively campaigning for some time now. Apart from Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi has been a star campaigner of the Congress, and the brother-sister duo also plays a major role in the important decisions of the party.

Even after a high-level campaign led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary in charge of UP, the Congress could win only two of the 403 assembly seats in the state. The Congress' vote share also came down to 2.33 per cent and the bail of most of its candidates was forfeited. Rahul Gandhi had resigned from the post of Congress president after the party's second consecutive defeat in the 2019 general elections. Sonia Gandhi had again taken over the reins of the party as the interim president.

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