AICC General Secretary in charge of western Uttar Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, said here on Friday that party leaders are focusing on strengthening the grand old party after the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha elections in the state.

"Our focus is on strengthening Congress, its workers, giving an opportunity to good candidates and prepare for the Assembly elections," Scindia said 

Scindia said that in the next review session expected to be held after two weeks, the candidates for the by-polls to be held in 12 Vidhan Sabha seats will be finalised in consultation with the ground-level leaders.

He also ruled out any alliance with any party for the 2022 Vidhan Sabha elections in the state, saying the party would contest on its own. The process of preparing for the next Assembly polls will begin in two weeks` time.