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After LS poll Congress faces financial crisis. Unpaid salaries, cost cutting become norm

Congress has reduced monthly budget of Congress Seva Dal from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. It has asked its women’s wing, NSIU and Youth Congress to explore ways to reduce their expenses.

Results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections have not only hit the Congress just electorally but the party is also facing financial crisis. Many wings are reportedly facing difficulties in running their operations. Sources in the Congress party say some departments have already been asked to cut their expenses.

The party has reduced the monthly budget of Congress Seva Dal from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.

Similarly, the Congress has asked its women’s wing, NSIU and Youth Congress to explore ways to reduce their expenses.

Speaking to India Today TV, Congress sources said deliberations are on within the party whether it needs the data intelligence wing anymore. Beside this, many who are working at the Congress headquarters have not received their salary for some months now.

The financial crisis in the Congress can also be understood from the fact that 20 people who were part of Congress’s social media team, have resigned after Lok Sabha election results were announced on May 23. There were 55 members in the teams but at present there are only 35.

Sources say those who are still working in the social media team get delayed salaries. The party’s media team too is in a similar state.

The 2019 Lok Sabha election results announced Congress’s second-worst performance in general elections. It was able to win only 52 of the 542 seats where elections were held. In 2014, the Congress had won 44 seats.

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