After a poor show in Madhya Pradesh in Lok Sabha elections, Kamal Nath skips CWC meet

New Delhi, May 25: Speculations are high as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath skips the Congress Working Committee meeting.The Congress's performance in Madhya Pradesh has been even more dismal than 2014 when it managed to win only two seats - Chhindwara and Guna.This time Congress's tally stands at a dismal one (Chhindwara), a figure no one could imagine was possible after the party's resurgence in 2018 which had seemingly halted BJP's 15 years of rule in the state.Kamalnath is not at the meeting despite being a member and the PCC president in Madhya PradeshRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took to Twitter to address rumours of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation after the party's abysmal defeat in the Lok Sabha elections."After the 2019 mandate, rumours of Congress president's resignation are baseless and irrelevant. We shall never forget that it was because of Rahul Gandhi's tireless efforts and fighting spirit that Congress was able to put a strong challenge to NDA government," he said.The top leadership of the Congress is meeting today to discuss to analyse the party dismal showing in the national election after the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won over 350 seats in the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls.The Congress Working Committee, which includes general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the chief ministers of all Congress-ruled states - Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh is meeting currently.Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has taken "100 per cent responsibility" for the defeat. Gandhi had centred his election campaign around PM Modi, accusing him of corruption in the Rafale deal, unemployment and weak economy. He also ran "chowkidar chor hai" campaign against PM Modi. The meeting is being held a day after three state chiefs of the party sent their resignations to their boss who himself could not keep his traditional seat Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.With Agencies, Pic Google