Out of UP politics, Congress keen to regain lost ground in Hindi heartland

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Cong keen to regain lost ground in UP
Lucknow, Oct 28: It seems, the Congress is desperately trying to regain its lost ground in the state of Uttar Pradesh after facing its worst ever poll defeats in the Lok Sabha poll 2014. The party is now planning over making young Jitin Prasada as party's Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief.

Prasada, is a young leader, has been a Congress MP and served as a union minister as well. Party's top brass now feels that party's lost glory in the Hindi heartland will be achieved only by infusing new life in its state unit. For this the party will have to rely on a young and fresh face like Prasada.

Talks about giving party's reigns in UP to former minister RPN Singh are also doing the rounds as well. Interestingly, both Prasada and Singh lost in Lok Sabha polls.

Congress facing credibility crisis everywhere

The Congress's depleting popularity graph, all over the country, has become a matter of concern for the party. The party is rapidly lagging behind in its race in several states as well. The party is already out of race in the states of Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

As per experts, the party may be at second place in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. But its number is dwarfed in comparison to the BJP. Even after Lok Sabha poll defeat, the party has not yet organised a brainstorming session.

Senior leaders want to talk sit and talk about party's shifting voters' support in the states. The party even has a committee to tackle future troubles but it too has not discussed about party's poor show. 

Several senior party leaders say that in states where Congress had popular governments is now staring at major credibility crisis. The party's vote bank has shrunk in the states of UP and Bihar where it used to be a major force.

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