The churn within the Congress over its poor performance in Bihar Assembly elections continued , with Congress operating Committee (CWC) member Tariq Anwar on The admitting that the party’s weak show prevented the Opposition alliance — Mahagathbandhan (MGB) — from reaching the halfway mark.
Breaking the silence on its performance, the party on Th aforementioned it had been “disappointed” and declared that the CWC can review the results.
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Anwar told The Indian Express: “There ought to be rumination, because it may be a undeniable fact that we have a tendency to had oppose forty one seats in 2015 and won twenty seven of them. we should always determine why now we have a tendency to may solely win nineteen despite contesting on seventy seats. we want to spot the shortcomings…where we have a tendency to went wrong…. Our strike rate now is dismal.”
Anwar conjointly aforementioned it’s a “fact” that a government below the RJD-led MGB couldn’t be fashioned “because of the Congress”. He said, “Had our strike been higher, we have a tendency to may have simply fashioned the govt.. we’ve got to just accept this truth.”
Asked what went wrong, Anwar said, “It may be a matter for elaborated rumination. we’ll speak to any or all our candidates United Nations agency lost…district Congress committee presidents…(and) determine the weaknesses and so return to a conclusion.”
Asked regarding complaints by state Congress leaders that the party was given troublesome seats, which the choice of candidates was conjointly not up to the mark, he said, “It is something, however it’ll not be truthful to come back to a direct conclusion. we’ve got to require everybody (along and get their opinion on the performance).”
Meanwhile, addressing the media within the city, senior leader P Chidambaram aforementioned, “We area unit foiled with the performance in Bihar, and that i am certain the Congress operating Committee can review things in Bihar and are available up with a political candidate statement of our position.”