Congress panel to probe UP debacle

Congress panel to probe UP debacle


In its first major post-election move in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress said on Monday that it would set up a three-member committee to look into cases of 'gross indiscipline' during the recent Lok Sabha election.

The party also said it would be dissolving all its district committees in the state. In orders signed by AICC General Secretary, Mr. KC Venugopal, it said state legislature party leader Mr. Ajay Lallu will be in charge of organisational changes in East UP for a definite period that will be decided soon

A two-member committee will also be set up to oversee the coming by-elections. The AICC in-charge general secretary of West UP will issue separate orders about who would be in charge for organisational changes in western UP, the Congress said.

Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia is the AICC general secretary in charge of Western UP. The orders come few days after AICC General Secretary East UP, Ms.  Priyanka Gandhi, said at a public event that she would find out all about 'those who did not work for the party from the heart'.

The Congress won just one seat—Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli—out of 80 in UP, losing its only other seat, Amethi, to the Bhatariya Janata Party. The party president, Mr.  Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Mrs. Smriti Irani by 50,000 votes.