Beginning Thursday, only a day after quashing of ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit of Gujarat, where he’ll brainstorm poll strategies with district-level officers and will also address a national executive meet of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI).
Gandhi will on Thursday morning visit Sabarmati Ashram and will then proceed to the party office in Paldi, where he will meet NSUI members for their national executive council and district-level workers of the party. He is slated to interact with city’s corporators and other elected representatives of the state, later in the day.
On Friday, he will proceed to Rajkot where again he will interact with district leaders of the region. Gandhi is expected to understand the reasons for the party’s loss in last year’s assembly elections and discuss strategies for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
On Wednesday evening, the party office was abuzz with Congress workers seem to be too excited about AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Ahmedabad on Thursday. This could be the reason why Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan at Paldi was full of hustle-bustle.
The leaders were busy making arrangements while workers were seen clamouring for a pass to meet the Gandhi scion.
The ground¬-level workers, particularly ward presidents of Ahmedabad City Congress Committee (ACCC), were not happy as they will not get a chance to meet Rahul. “We have been asked to bring 100 people from our respective ward to welcome Rahulji but not allowed to meet him,” said one of the ward presidents. The leaders, meanwhile, were busy preparing a detailed visitor’s list for their national vice president till late evening.