While party sources have ruled out reports of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi offering to resign in the wake of debacle, the meeting could see some leaders raising uncomfortable questions about the party's campaign and alliance strategy.
There are questions being raised about the style of working of Rahul Gandhi but doubts are being expressed whether anyone would make bold to raise them in the meeting to be presided over by Sonia.
An exercise has already begun in the party to insulate him from any blame game. Sonia and Rahul appeared before the media on Friday and took personal responsibility for the drubbing that left the party with just 44 seats in a House of 543, a huge climbdown from 206 seats it had in the outgoing Lok Sabha.
There are demands from the leaders that this time the customary practice of setting up a committee to go into the reasons for the defeat and then forgetting it should not be repeated.
Accountability should be clearly fixed and action taken wherever there are individual responsibilities, a party leader said.
"Serious introspection is needed but surely not like in the past when suggestions arising out of the introspection were never implemented," Anil Shastri, who is a special
invitee to the CWC said on Twitter.
He is believed to have written a blunt letter to the Congress vice-president on what went wrong and what needs to be done to get the party back on rails.
Shastri, son of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, has been maintaining ever since results were out that the party needs ‘serious introspection’ and immediate corrective measures to check problems like party hoppers managing to get tickets and old-time partymen being ignored in the process.


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