Rahul on 2-day state visit

After getting a clear majority in the Karnataka assembly polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is seriously concentrating on Maharashtra and is likely to come to the state on a two-day visit. This will be his second visit in the last three months. However, there was no official confirmation from the All India Congress Committee (AICC) yet.
The Gandhi scion is believed to be in Maharashtra from May 27, as part of his feedback meetings with workers and office bearers on the party’s prospects in the Lok Sabha elections. The interactions may take place in Pune or Mumbai. The tentative dates of the visit are May 27 and 28, party sources said.
In March, too, Mr Gandhi had held district-wise meetings exclusively for Mumbai and this time the two-day deliberations will cover the rest of the state. He then held district-wise meetings attended by the district president, three elected district vice-presidents, one elected treasurer and all block presidents, MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly), MLCs (Member of Legislative Council), MPs (Member of Parliament), municipal councillors and all candidates who had contested MLA elections last time.
This time again he is expected to arrange similar meetings to get a grip of the actual situation of the party. Mr Gandhi had witnessed factionalism and alot of unrest between party functionaries over various issues like pending cabinet expansion, appointment of party members on different corporations and boards of the government, during his interaction with party functionaries in the March visit.
A senior party functionary said, “All those issues still remain, hence, the party vice-president is likely to face similar complaints this time as well.”

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