Congress in a revamp mode, may change Haryana, Assam, Maha CMs

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New Delhi, June 20: The Congress seems to be in a revamp mode and is looking to settle the dissent in its ranks, particularly in the states it is in power. According to top sources in the party, the Congress, which suffered a heavy loss in the recent Lok Sabha election, is reportedly aiming at changing the chief ministers of Assam, Haryana and Maharashtra. It has also been added that the party is mulling the changes not just to quell the rebellion but also to project new faces in these states.

In Assam, three-time Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing a dissent over two years now and could give way to a new leadership, particularly after the debacle in the general elections. The Congress could manage just three out of 14 seats in the state where it is in power since 2001.

In Haryana too, two-time Congress Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has faced strong criticism from within the party. The Congress could win just one out of 10 seats in the state, which will also go to the assembly poll later this year.

In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's future also looks uncertain as the top leadership of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which are allies in the state, met on Thursday to decide that a change in the leadership is necessary. The Congress-NCP alliance also fared poorly in the Lok Sabha elections and with the assembly poll not far in the key state, the United Progressive Alliance has started thinking on a different note.

However, there are also voices in the state who feel that changing the chief ministers just three months ahead of the state polls in Haryana and Maharashtra wouldn't impact the results much. For Assam, however, it could be a wise decision for election in that state is still a couple of years away.

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