Madhusudan Mistry, the newly appointed in charge of UP Congress and also the AICC general secretary, will be on a day-long visit to Lucknow on Friday to hold meeting with party leaders in the state.
During his first visit after getting the charge of Uttar Pradesh on June 16, Mistry is scheduled to hold meeting with eight zonal in charges, coordinators and twenty-eight Congress MLAs in the state.
Mistry, 68, belonging to backward class community, is also a member of election coordination committee headed by AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi. With the Congress in the dire strait in the politically crucial state, Mistry has no doubt an uphill task cut for himself. His selection has, however, been seen in the party circles as a move to counter Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s aide Amit Shah, who has been appointed BJP in charge in UP.