TO DISCUSS preparations for the 2017 Assembly polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will hold a meeting with around 35 senior party leaders from Uttar Pradesh in Delhi on March 2.
The party has prepared at least five reports on the upcoming polls, which would be taken up for discussion during the meeting. The reports deal with surveys conducted, discussions with local workers, preparations of other parties and promising candidates.
While one report has been prepared by AICC General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry and state president Nirmal Khatri following discussion on each seat with block and district presidents, other reports have been prepared by AICC observers, an independent agency and state office-bearer incharges of districts.
Sources said while a section of the party wants party to go alone in the polls, many are in the favour of an alliance on the line of Bihar. Thus, the issue of alliance will also be taken up at the meeting.
Former Union ministers, MPs, MLAs, Rajya Sabha members, Congress legislative party and legislative council leaders, Khatri, Mistry and secretaries’ incharges of the state will attend the meeting. The party plans to announce its candidates at least six months ahead of the polls, sources said.