Sonia sets up committee for organizational polls in Goa Congress

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday set up a 12-member committee for holding orgnisational polls in Goa.

PTI| Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday set up a 12-member committee for holding orgnisational polls in Goa.

The committee is headed by Luizinho Falerio, President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee.

The election committee also has five members as special invitees representing NSUI, Seva Dal, INTUC, PYC and Mahila Congress.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the organisational elections should be utilised to "reinvigorate and rejuvenate" the party following the debacle in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

The process for organisational elections in the party has already begun, which would culminate with the election of a new party President next year.

Organisational weakness has been cited as one of the major reasons for the debacle of Congress starting from 2010 Assembly elections in Bihar and also in Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2012.

It was one of the factors in the debacle of Congress in this year's Lok Sabha polls.