Rahul Gandhi meets Gujarat Congress leaders to discuss assembly polls next year
New Delhi/UNI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday met a delegation of Gujarat Congress leaders, and discussed organisational appointments as well as state assembly polls due in the second half of next year.
The party leaders, who met the former Congress president, included Rajya Sabha member Shaktisinh Gohil, Amit Chavda, Paresh Dhanani, working president Haridk Patel, and independent MLA Jignesh Mewani.
Sources said the leaders discussed preparations for the Gujarat polls, and elections for state party president.
The meeting comes as the posts of Gujarat Congress chief, and the Leader of Opposition in the assembly are lying vacant after Amit Chavda and Paresh Dhanani gave their resignations following poor performance of the party in Gujarat local body polls early this year.
The Congress had improved its performance in the 2017 assembly elections winning 77 seats in the 182- member House, while BJP won 99.
However, since then, the number of Congress MLAs has gone down to 64 due to defections and defeats in the by-polls, and that of BJP has gone up to 112.
Elections are due in Gujarat in the later half of 2022.