Amidst a dismal performance by the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday met party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in Delhi.
According to trends, the Congress is staring at a massive defeat as the party is leading only in 50 seats while the BJP has crossed the 300-mark in the elections.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough fight in Amethi Lok Sabha constituency with rival candidate Smriti Irani taking a lead of over 9000 votes.
However, Gandhi has claimed a formidable victory from the Wayanad seat in Kerala.
Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi is leading by 50,000 votes in Raebareli.
Priyanka Gandhi has been on a high-octane campaign in Uttar Pradesh soon after taking over as the Congress General Secretary. However, her efforts did not bring out the desired results.
Proving the exit polls right, the BJP is marching towards a comfortable victory and is set to retain power as its candidates alone led in 294 of the 541 Lok Sabha seats with its allies faring equally well across the country.
The BJP has also made inroads in West Bengal by leading in 17 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats.
In the South, BJP put up a remarkable performance in Karnataka where its candidates led in 23 of the 26 seats, shocking the Congress-Janata Dal-S alliance which rules the state.