New Delhi, Aug 21: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi met Gujarat lawmakers and discussed the strategy for upcoming assembly elections on Monday in Delhi.
The meeting was headed by party president Sonia Gandhi at her residence. AICC general secretary in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot and Congress key strategist Ahmed Patel also made their presence.
During the meeting, leaders were asked to remain united and continue the battle for truth and ideology.
“They told the party legislators that the Congress was not contesting for taking power but for restoring the values in Mahatma Gandhi’s Gujarat,” party spokesperson and MLA from Gujarat Shaktising Gohil told PTI.
After the meeting, Rahul Gandhi tweeted ” Had a good meeting with Congress MLAs and leaders from Gujarat today”.
Had a good meeting with Congress MLAs and leaders from Gujarat today pic.twitter.com/XI6E0kOy5U
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 21, 2017
All the 43 Gujarat MLA’s arrived in Delhi to meet the party high command after the tremendous victory of Ahmed Patel in recently held Rajya Sabha polls. Party leaders also shared their experience of high level contest in the meeting.
Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls has been an eventful contest for Congress, as ahead of high-level election the party had shifted 44 of its MLAs to Bengaluru to save them from “poaching”.
On the election day, one of the Congress leader cross voted. However Ahmed Patel attained victory with the help of votes of remaining 43 legislators and a vote of lone JD(U) MLA, Chhotu Vasava.