New Delhi: Facing debacle in the Uttar Pradesh election assembly election 2012, the Congress is all set to find the reasons for its defeat.  The Congress scion Rahul Gandhi on Thursday began the task of analysing the outcome to make the party battle-ready ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

Gandhi, who led the party in the crucial polls, held parleys with party candidates who lost despite securing more than 20,000 votes, party sources said.

The two-day exercise, which was earlier scheduled to take place last week, has been launched as part of a move to set the house in order with UP having a crucial role for the party.

28 Congress MLAs of UP along with 167 candidates who received over 20, 000 votes in the assembly polls will be part of the meeting.

Out of 167 candidates, 139 candidates lost their seats despite getting 20, 000-80, 000 votes. There were 88 seats where the candidates got 30, 000 votes.

On the other hand, despite getting 50, 0000-60, 000 votes, 11 candidates failed to ensure victory. Moreover, 5 candidates failed to reach assembly despite getting over 70, 000 votes each. Senior Congress leader Rasid Masood’s nephew even after getting 84,000 votes lost the elections.

According to the facts, the Congress lost 6 seats with a margin of 1, 000-5, 000 votes and 16 seats with 5, 000-10, 000 votes. Based on these facts the review report will be prepared and future plan of action will also be outlined.

Gandhi had himself led the campaign in UP after being instrumental in securing 22 of the 80 seats in the Lok Sabha polls in the state in 2009 which was seen as a revival of the organisation.

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who has been abroad, was not present at the meeting despite being in-charge of the party affairs in the state. Senior leader Mohan Prakash, who had overseen the ticket distribution work in the polls, was also absent.