Confronting one of their bleakest political moments, the Gandhis - Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra - held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the party's debacle, the second in a row after 2014. As PM Modi appeared invincible, the Congress struggled to even touch three figures and its chief Rahul Gandhi was set to lose even his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, a Gandhi family stronghold and one of the party's surest seats till now. The party's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi had spent much time in the constituency.
The Gandhis met for over half an hour. Sources say the Congress is in shock; it had not expected such a poor performance and now fears its state governments in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan would be targeted.