Panaji, Sep 27: Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived in Goa on a private visit on Wednesday afternoon, party sources said.
Gandhi reached Goa in a private airplane and lodged at a five-star resort in South Goa’s Mobor beach. She is likely to leave on Thursday after spending a day at the beach-fronted resort, a source said.
State Mahila Congress President Pratima Coutinho told news agency IANS that it is a matter of pride that the Congress President chooses to visit Goa on private visits often, adding the state is gifted with scenic beauty
Asked if the state Congress leadership would be meeting Gandhi during her short visit, Congress Secretary Girish Chodankar said: “If she is on a private visit, no one should disturb her.”
Last year in November, Gandhi last visited the coastal state along with her daughter Priyanka Gandhi,
While addressing public in South Goa’s Margao town, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that his mother loves the “pollution-free” beaches of Goa and had expressed a desire to visit Goa,