Congress internal election likely to be advanced at CWC meet after poll disaster
New Delhi/IBNS: After being decimated in five state elections, the Congress's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee or CWC, will meet at 4 pm Sunday and is expected to advance internal elections scheduled in September amid renewed questions about its leadership, reports said.
The Congress has been completely wiped out in state election results declared on Thursday, losing Punjab, one of the last major states under its control, to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
It also failed to put up a strong fight in three other states where it had hoped for a comeback - Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
In Uttar Pradesh too, where senior leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra heavily campaigned, the Congress got just 2 seats out of 403, a loss of 5 over the last polls. The party got just 2.4 per cent of the vote.
Ahead of the CWC meeting, the party has categorically rejected speculations that the Gandhis - Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra - are going to resign at its top decision-making body, media reports said.
"The news story of alleged resignations being based on unnamed sources is completely unfair and incorrect," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Saturday.