Election, Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Among 55 Congress Working Committee members, 18 contested elections, 14 lost, only 4 won including Rahul-Sonia

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 has ended and the results are finally out. The NDA alliance has won a grand victory and has got a total of 352 seats while the Congress alliance has had to satisfy only with 91 seats. The BJP has got 303 seats and the Congress has won 52 seats.

Congress Working Committee (CWC) is the highest political unit of the Congress Party. There are 55 members in this committee and Congress President Rahul Gandhi is the chairman of this committee. In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, the performance of the members of the Congress Working Committee was poor and 14 of the 18 members who contested the elections had to face defeat.

Of the total 55 members included in the Congress Working Committee, 18 were in the electoral fray, out of which only four members,  party chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi, and A. Chella Kumar won. The remaining 14 members had to face defeat in the elections.

Congress Working Committee (Permanent Member-26) Contest elections- 7, won- 2

The Congress’s top political unit Congress Working Committee has a total of 26 members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Ambika Soni, and Priyanka Gandhi. Of these, 7 members were in the field of Lok Sabha elections. The two members who won the elections included UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Wayanad). The five members who lost the elections included senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge (Gulberg), former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat (Nainital), Jyotiraditya Scindia (Guna), Raghuvir Singh Meena (Udaipur) and Kumari Selja (Ambala).

Congress Working Committee (Permanently Invited Member-19) Contest elections- 7, won- 2

At the same time, the permanent members of the Congress Working Committee are a total of 19 members including former Chief Minister Sheela Dikshit, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala. Of these, six members were in the fray, out of which four leaders faced defeat in the elections, while two leaders were successful in winning the elections. Members of the losing party include former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meera Kumar (Sasaram), Jitendra Singh (Alwar) and RPN Singh (Kushinagar).

Gaurav Gogoi from Kaliabor Lok Sabha seat of Assam and Dr. A Chhalakumar won from Krishnagiri seat in Tamil Nadu.

Congress Working Committee (Special invitee member-10) Contested 5, won- 0

There are 10 leaders in the Special Invitation Members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), among which five members were in the fray and all had to face defeat. Among the members who lost. H Muniyappa (Kolar), Arun Yadav (Khandwa), Dipendra Singh Hooda (Rohtak), Jitin Prasad (Dhauraha) and Sushmita Dev (Silchar). Significantly, the Congress got just 52 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. This number is only eight more than the 44 seats the party got in the last Lok Sabha.

Congress’s Uttar Pradesh in-charge Raj Babbar, Head of Promotions Committee HK. Patil, Odisha party chief Niranjan Patnaik and Amethi district president Yogendra Mishra resigned from their posts on Friday.

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