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He also said that he can never forget what Sonia Gandhi did to him. He was referring to police action against him during Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption.
Recently, election strategist Prashant Kishor said that there would be a considerable increase in vote share of the party if Priyanka Gandhi is made the face of party during the 2017 Uttar Pradesh polls, which was supported by most of the block-unit chiefs of Congress party.
Even the JD(U) is also keen on having Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the face of the Grand Alliance mascot in UP.
The party has lost nine assembly elections after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when its tally had touched a historic low of 44 seats. The Congress was on the winning side in Bihar elections but as the third junior partner of the alliance.
Congress leaders talked of introspection and correctives as results showed that geographic spread of Congress rule in states had reduced to a few states – two states in north India (Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand), one in south India (Karnataka); three states in east India (Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya).
Congress president Sonia Gandhi said the party will introspect reasons for its loss and rededicate itself to the service of people with greater vigour.
Political pundits believe that the party does not have a proper strategy to win states and this is crucial for it to stay in serious contention for power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.