Defeat in elections: Congress dismantles jumbo committees in Kerala

A collective opinion prevailing in Congress political affairs committee is to dismantle the jumbo district committees under the KPCC and DCC. The leaders are of the opinion that the jumbo committees have not contributed anything to the elections. Not only this, as more people are present, no one has any responsibility too.

A two-day meeting of the political affairs committee will be held on May 18 and 19 to discuss on the revamp of the party. Prior to the meeting, a detailed report from the candidates who contested the elections, DCC presidents, members of political affairs committee and others will be obtained. AICC members too will study on what led to the poll debacle.

Strict action will be initiated against those who had indulged in tarnishing the image of leaders or the party on social media or among media circles.

Elections in Youth Congress and KSU must be held like it was held before. A detailed discussion on a massive revamp must be held immediately.

The meeting also evaluated that it was the UDF candidates who stopped the winning probability in 3 constituencies which have a strong BJP presence. It also analysed that the pandemic and the floods have posed hurdles to bring the anti-governemnt issues to the forefront.

Earlier, at the meeting most leaders accepted responsibility for the defeat of the party and wanted a massive revamp from the bottom level to the KPCC rather than go for cosmetic changes.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the party’s performance in the just-concluded assembly elections was very disappointing and party MPs must draw appropriate lessons from this setback in the spirit of humility and honesty.

She is also unexpectedly disappointed in the dismal performance of the party in all the states and said she would convene a CWC shortly to analyse the defeat and review the results. She also lauded the TMC, DMK and the Left for their victory in the polls.