Congress forms fact-finding committee to evaluate Gujarat Assembly polls

In its worst-ever electoral performance in Gujarat, the Congress won only 17 seats out of a total 182

January 04, 2023 04:33 pm | Updated 11:58 pm IST - New Delhi

Congress party supporters with the Election flag during a bike rally at Dariapur Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad ahead of Gujarat Assembly election 2022 on December 03, 2022. File

Congress party supporters with the Election flag during a bike rally at Dariapur Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad ahead of Gujarat Assembly election 2022 on December 03, 2022. File | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji

Following its worst electoral defeat in the Gujarat Assembly polls, the Congress on Wednesday set up a three-member fact-finding committee to identify the causes and suggest corrective measures.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary K.C. Venugopal said in a statement: “The Congress president has constituted a fact-finding committee to evaluate the results of the recently concluded assembly elections in Gujarat and suggest measures to be taken, with immediate effect. The Committee will submit a report to Hon’ble Congress president within two weeks.”

The panel will be headed by former Maharashtra Minister Nitin Raut, who also leads the party’s Scheduled Caste (SC) department. The other two members are Shakeel Ahmad Khan, and Lok Sabha member from Odisha, Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka.

In its worst-ever electoral performance in Gujarat, the Congress won only 17 seats out of a total 182, and managed a vote share of 27.28%.

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