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 After poll debacle, CWC meeting begins
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After poll debacle, CWC meeting begins

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New Delhi, May 25: A couple of days after the humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body of the party, on Saturday started its meeting to introspect the reasons for the debacle.

Sources said that the meeting of the CWC, held at the Congress headquarters and attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior leaders of the party, will analyse reasons for the party's poor performance.

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation to the CWC as party president to own responsibility for the poor show by the Congress in the elections.

In the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party put up a poor show, winning just 52 seats in the 542-member House while the BJP secured a landslide win by securing 303 seats.

Sources said that at the meeting, many of the state in-charges are also likely to offer their resignations over the party’s poor show in the respective states. This is the second time in a row that the Congress has suffered a huge defeat at the hands of the BJP.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi had said that he conceded responsibility for the party’s debacle. UNI