Although Union Tourism Minister Ambika Soni was not given any organisational responsibility in the recent AICC reshuffle as she has to contest the Lok Sabha elections,she has been regularly attending meetings at the ruling partys war-room at 15,Gurdwara Rakabganj Road,where top brains of the Congress meet every day at 7 pm to discuss the campaign strategy. Apart from Soni,others present at these meetings include the political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi,Ahmed Patel,AICC treasurer Motilal Vora,Digvijay Singh,M Veerappa Moily and Jairam Ramesh. Incidentally,Ramesh has been asking people not to call it a war-room as it is basically a hub or a meeting place,which was earlier called a control room. War-room is just a generic term imported from American media,he argues.
Published:March 9, 2009 11:57 pm