A number of senior Congress leaders have been facing the flak after the party’s poll debacle in five states, the results of which were declared on March 10. A Lok Sabha MP from Punjab is learnt to have openly blamed Ajay Maken, former Union minister, for the loss in Punjab, among others. Maken headed the party’s committee to appoint candidates. State’s in-charge Harish Chaudhary has also been under attack for the losses, especially in Punjab where the party was unseated by the AAP. Some leaders in the party have also put the blame on a senior leader from Kerala who is a Rajya Sabha member and happens to be close to Rahul Gandhi. The leaders have suggested that heads should certainly roll after the party’s disastrous performance, more so ahead of 2024 general elections.