Sonia, Rahul to address several meetings in UP
A section of the party wanted Congress to align with BSP but Mayawati has announced that party would go it alone.india Updated: Jul 04, 2006 16:36 IST
An action plan to galvanise the party in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly polls is being finalised by Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi who held detailed deliberations on Tuesday with party leaders from the state where the Congress is at loggerheads with Samajwadi Party government.
After the nearly three-hour long meeting, AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot, however, said that the issue of alliance did not figure at the deliberations which were devoted mainly to organisational matters.
A section of the party wanted Congress to align with BSP but Mayawati has already announced that the party would go it alone while another section is for a tie-up with Jan Dal headed by former Prime Minister VP Singh.
He said as per the action plan, Gandhi as also her son and MP from Amethi Rahul would campaign vigorously in the state to galvanise party cadres to take on their political rivals.
"After revamping city and district units, we have decided to hold a number of meetings all over the state to be addressed by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi", Gehlot, party general secretary incharge of the state, told reporters.
Another party leader Rashid Alvi said Gandhi was briefed by the eight zonal chiefs about political situation in their respective zones.
Asked what direction they have been given by Gandhi, Alvi said "we have been asked to prepare a ground for the party so that it is able to contest on its own in the next polls."