UP, MP Cong Deliberating Measures Post Poll Rout

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UP, MP Cong Deliberating Measures Post Poll Rout
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After its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, Congress' Uttar Pradesh incharge Madhusudhan Mistry today said he would recommend the party high command to dissolve the state unit.

Mistry held a review meeting to discuss Congress's poor show in the state in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.

"I have been made party state incharge ten months before the Lok Sabha polls but I take responsibility for party's poor performance," Mistry told reporters here.

When asked on the possibility of change in the state unit, Mistry said, "Obviously, there will be changes in the state organisation. I will recommend to Sonia Gandhi to dissolve the state unit."

Talking about reasons for defeat, Mistry said that late declaration of candidates and polarisation of votes in favour of BJP could be some of the possible reasons.

In reply to a question, Mistry said that no proposal came before him to bring Priyanka Gandhi in active politics.

Congress had managed to win only two out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Both the seats were won by Sonia Gandhi (Rae Bareli) and Rahul Gandhi (Amethi).

Similarly reeling under crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress there is also mulling an overhaul of the party organisation.

However, no time-line has been set for the re-structuring, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav said today.

"I can say that the party organisation will be re-structured but no date has been fixed for it," Yadav told reporters here.

The re-structuring of the party does not necessarily mean there is something wrong with the present set-up, he said, adding that the proposed recast would be done both at the state and district level.

The main Opposition party managed to win just two Lok Sabha seats, out of 29, in the just-concluded polls.

Congress, which is out of power in BJP-ruled MP since 2003, also faced comprehensive defeat in the Assembly elections held in November last year.

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