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Resignation of party leadership not the way forward: Manish Tewari

Ahead of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting here on Monday, party leader Manish Tewari said the resignation of party leadership after the poll debacle is not the way forward.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2014 02:49 PM IST

Ahead of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi on Monday, party leader Manish Tewari said the resignation of party leadership after the poll debacle is not the way forward.

"The results have been extremely disappointing... that I don't think the resignation and the designations are the way forward," the former I&B Minister said in response to a question on whether Congress president Sonia Gandhi should step down taking moral responsibility for party's poor show in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Watch video: CWC meet to take stock of poll debacle, politicos react

Tewari said there is a need to introspect on not only what went wrong for the Congress, but also to find out what went right for the Opposition.

"There is a need for exhaustive process of analysis and exhaustive introspection. It is only through this process that we would then be able to start the process of reconstruction of the party," he told a news channel.

The CWC, which is the highest decision making body of the party, would come up with conclusions on these issues, he said.

The CWC meet on Monday is likely to witness some leaders raising uncomfortable questions about the party's campaign and alliance strategy.

Party sources have already ruled out reports of Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi offering to resign in the wake of debacle.

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