With these losses weighing heavy, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao resigned on December 9, the day the bypoll results were announced.
According to sources, a section of top party leaders from the group of former CM Siddaramaiah is strongly supporting Satish Jarkiholi, trying to project him as a leader of backward classes.
As part of upping the ante against the Centre’s policies, the Congress will hold flag marches across the country on Saturday, which is also the anniversary of Congress in India.
Senior Congress leaders including Ramesh Chennithala, KC Venugopal, Mullappally Ramachandran and Shashi Tharoor are participating in the campaign.
Senior Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal will hold discussion with the NCP chief on Thursday's swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray as the state's new CM.
Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress have filed a joint petition in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Maharashtra Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government.
The party had planned to hold agitations in various parts of the country from November 5 to 15, during which it would take out protests to highlight the failures of the BJP-led government.
Maharashtra logjam: Sonia Gandhi speaks to Sharad Pawar, authorises three senior party leaders to hold talks with NCP
Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal would be leaving for Mumbai later in the day for holding discussions with NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Maharashtra logjam: Senior Congress leaders defer Mumbai visit as Pawar seeks more time to discuss govt formation
Meanwhile, a senior NCP leader, on condition of anonymity, said unless all the three parties - Congress, NCP and Sena - join the government, there would be no stability.
Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal said the meeting of the CWC would be held on Saturday morning.
The party said the matter is now sub judice and the case is reserved for judgment on November 4.
A special court on Wednesday dismissed the bail application of Shivakumar.
Confident party will win more than 130 seats; claims Siddu contesting from two seats is a strategic move.