POLITICS
01/06/2019 1:28 PM IST

Congress Reviewing Defeat of Rahul Gandhi In Amethi, Party Leaders Say

A Review Team Is In Amethi Holding Meetings To Understand Why The Congress President Was Defeated From The Gandhi Family Bastion.

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Congress party President Rahul Gandhi in a file photo. 

AMETHI—The Congress is reviewing the defeat of its president Rahul Gandhi in the party stronghold of Amethi in the Lok Sabha elections, a party leader said Tuesday.

Zubair Khan, who looks after the political work of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Kishori Lal Sharma, the representative of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, have been camping here for the last three days to deliberate upon the possible reasons for Gandhi’s defeat.

UP Congress Committee member Rajiv Singh said, “The review will take place even at village level. The members of the review team will hold meetings with heads of blocks and panchayat.” 

Union minister Smriti Irani had defeated Gandhi with a margin of 55,120 votes, following which Amethi Congress Committee president Yogendra Mishra had tendered his resignation. 

Congress leader Dharmendra Shukla had written a letter to Gandhi saying his representative Chandrakant Dubey was responsible for the defeat and demanded a probe into it, a party leader said.

Congress leader Dharmendra Shukla had written a letter to Gandhi saying his representative Chandrakant Dubey was responsible for the defeat and demanded a probe into it, a party leader said.