Legislative Council defeat: Maha Cong forms fact-finding teams
Mumbai: Taking a serious note of the party`s defeat in two out of three local bodies in the recently held Maharashtra Legislative Council polls, the state Congress committee on Wednesday appointed fact-finding teams to probe the causes behind the setback.
Congress lost Chandrapur and Amravati local seats in the biennial elections held on May 25 for six seats altogether and could retain only the Latur local bodies seat in which Dilip Deshmukh, younger brother of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, was re-elected for the third time.
As per the mandate given to them by the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), party leaders Balasaheb Shivarkar and Sharad Aher will go to Chandrapur, while Bhaskar Patil Khatgaonkar and Basavraj Patil Nagralkar to Amravati.
"They are asked to submit their reports by June 5," MPCC spokesman Sachin Sawant said.
The two teams will interact with local units and workers to inquire into what went wrong when Congress could have won both the seats with the support of NCP and Independents.
The legislative council elections for Amravati, Parbhani, Chandrapur, Latur, Nashik and Raigad seats were held on May 25.
While Congress lost Amravati and Chandrapur seats, its alliance partner NCP won all the three seats (Nashik, Parbhani and Raigad) it had contested.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is Akhilesh Yadav overlooking Muslims as Mulayam Singh alleged?
- DNA: Why did Navjot Singh Sidhu call BJP 'Kaikeyi’, Congress ‘Kaushalya’?
- 38-year-old arrested for ‘raping’ minors in Delhi; assaulted over 600 girls
- BJP announces 149 names in first list of candidates for UP elections
- My father wanted me to be a man of character: Navjot Singh Siddhu
- Geeta Phogat comes to rescue of Zaira Wasim; hits out at trolls, asks actress not to apologise
- ‘Dangal’ star Zaira Wasim says I am not a role model, not proud of what I am doing
- Assembly Elections: BJP releases list of 149 candidates for Uttar Pradesh, 64 for Uttarakhand
- China's NSG stand is neither fair nor transparent, says Defence Expert
- Serial child rapist arrested in Delhi, says 'preyed on girls for sexual satisfaction, enjoyed it'