A delegation of City Congress leaders, which was camping in New Delhi met senior leaders of the party and sought time from All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi for addressing a workers meeting sometime next month.
About 90 Congress leaders including City President Vikas Thakre along with other top leaders met Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Malikarjun Kharge, party General Secretary and in charge of Rajasthan Avinash Pande and other leaders and sought time from Rahul Gandhi for
addressing a workers meeting (melawa) in mid February when he (Gandhi) is embarks on a nation-wide tour to meet party workers and virtually launch the preparations.
When contacted, Congress spokesman Atul Londhe said, Kharge has been apprised of the preparations of the workers for the forthcoming general elections and the proposed melawa will rejuvenate them. Londhe however, denied that the delegation in the national capital was to lobby for ticket for Nagpur for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
To a question, Londhe said the delegation did not seek ticket for any specific leader. He said in view of the elections, the visit was necessary to meet leaders and instill a sense of confidence among the workers.
Londhe said the names of probable candidates including the sitting MPS and aspirants will be discussed during the State Parliamentary Board meeting scheduled for January 27 and 28 in