Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday requested the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur to quit, this comes just days after the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the assembly polls held in the five states.
Decision after a massive defeat
The Congress lost Punjab to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and failed to bring up a fight in the four states where it had expected a comeback or at least bring in some close fight with the BJP. But nothing went according to the plan.
Sonia Gandhi, president of the Congress party, today removed the party’s chiefs in the five states where it suffered huge defeats last week. Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress chief, is among them.
Sharing the story on Twitter, party leader Randeep Surjewala said that the judgment was taken to enable the reorganization of the state units.
Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has asked the PCC Presidents of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa & Manipur to put in their resignations in order to facilitate reorganisation of PCC’s.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) March 15, 2022
Congress failed to put up a show
In the recently ended assembly polls, the Congress failed to unseat the BJP from Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, and could not retain control in Punjab, which was won by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The decision comes two days after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) carried out a meeting that urged Gandhi to continue to lead and form changes required to strengthen the party.
Previously, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also carried out a review meeting with senior leaders and office-bearers of Uttar Pradesh Congress over the party’s performance in the assembly polls.