“The party was rejected by people because it made mistakes. We already know what went wrong. People did not want Congress so they voted new people to power,” said the working president of the state unit Congress, Fransisco Sardinha.
He was reacting to the setting up of a review committee to study the poll debacle.
A three-member committee, headed by union defence minister A K Anthony, has been formed to study the party's poor performance in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa.
Congress could won only nine seats in the Assembly polls, while BJP in alliance with Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP) sweeped the polls to rule the 40-member House.
Sardinha, who was inducted as the working president of the party during Goa polls, said that “the state government had to go because it committed mistakes”.
He said that after a defeat, the local party unit is in a state of shock.
“For any party, after the poll defeat, they are bound to be in shock,” Sardinha said refusing to set up any deadline for rejuvenation of the party in the state.
He also ruled out the possibility of Manohar Parrikar government engaging into a witch-hunting against Congress.
“Only fools will go after the person to take revenge when they are already refused by the electorate,” Sardinha observed.