Urging the need for a deep introspection in the party after the Delhi debacle, former union minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, said the Delhi results are an "unmitigated disaster like coronavirus for the Congress."
The Congress fielded 66 candidates and 63 forfeited their deposit, which means they did not win even one-sixth of the votes in their constituencies.
He also stressed that the party needed to "ruthlessly reinvent itself" to stay relevant and commented that "some of us" behave as if "we are still ministers" even six years after losing power. "Congress leaders have to reinvent themselves. Otherwise, we are staring at irrelevant things. Our arrogance has to go, even after six years out of power sometimes, some of us behave as if we are still ministers," Mr Ramesh said, adding that the "substance and style" of the party's leadership had to change.
Several Congress leaders said after its decimation in Delhi, the party needed "action" rather than "introspection".