Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thakre has called a meeting of office bearers on Monday to discuss the fall out of the general elections. The meeting will be attended by Prithviraj Chavan, chief minister of Maharashtra.
Ever since the results of the parliamentary elections were announced, with BJP claiming its ground in Maharashtra, speculations are being made that the state party leadership is in danger. Party sources have been whispering about the lack of control and vision in the party. Rumours are rife that while the party may be putting the blame on Chavan, Manikrao Thakre may be made the scapegoat for the party's poor performance in the state.
"It's a general meeting that the state party president has called to review the present situation. There is no agenda", said Sachin Sawant, party spokesperson. However, he indicated that discussions on recent setbacks would be discussed at threadbare.
A senior congress leader said that the party president will be discussing a few issues, including setback in general elections and future strategies. "Organisational changes will not be done as of now. However, the roles of each office bearer may be discussed, considering assembly elections are just four months away. Electoral strategies will only be discussed after further instructions from party high command. Once the congress working committee meeting will be held, there will be a clear picture for the state. There is a lot to be done ahead of the monsoon session of state assembly," said the leader.