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Youth Congress wants Rahul to campaign in BMC polls

The Congress in Maharashtra is keen on getting its General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to campaign for the party in February 16 polls to the prestigious Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

mumbai Updated: Jan 15, 2012 12:49 IST

The Congress in Maharashtra is keen on getting its General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to campaign for the party in February 16 polls to the prestigious Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

"We will send an invite to Rahul Gandhi requesting him to spend at least a day in campaigning for the BMC elections," Sadaf Aboli, Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) President, told PTI.

He said if the young Congress MP comes here it will make a huge difference to the fortunes of the party, which in alliance with Sharad Pawar-led NCP, is seeking to end the long saffron rule at India's richest civic body which boasts of a yearly budget of over Rs 20,000 crore.


"If he addresses 2-3 rallies, it will make a huge difference for the Congress-NCP alliance. It will boost the morale of candidates and increase their winning chances," he added.

As soon as the campaigning for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections gets over (in early Feb), invitation would be sent across to Gandhi, Aboli stated. Congress will contest 169 seats in the 227-strong BMC, while NCP will field candidates in 58.