Congress party President Sonia Gandhi speaks to the media after a party meeting to review the results of recently concluded state elections, outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. India's ruling party needed a series of state election victories to reinvigorate its scandal-plagued government. The drubbing it received instead has crippled its ability to enact urgent reforms or act decisively, leaving the Congress party a virtual lame duck over the final two years of its term. (AP Photo)