Pal said he would contest the Lok Sabha elections from Domariyaganj and is in talks with more than one political party.
On the second day of his visit,AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry met the office-bearers of the media cell and research cell of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) in Lucknow
In a first evident sign of confrontation between the state Congress and the zonal structure,the UPCC has revoked the suspension and expulsion of two Congress workers against whom action was taken by Allahabad-Varanasi zone president Vivek Singh,who is also MLA from Banda.
While the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has opposed FDI in retail,the Congress has decided to launch a campaign across the state to spread awareness about benefits of the move.
Nirmal Khatri,the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president,started his innings today by appointing eight zonal presidents,each of whom will look after about 10 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Member of Parliament from Faizabad Nirmal Khatri is learnt to have been replaced Rita Bahuguna Joshi as Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president.
UP Congress Committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi is learnt to have complained to party general secretary Rahul Gandhi for withdrawing the candidature of a Youth Congress member to accommodate RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadavs relative in Sikandrabad Assembly segment in Bulandshahr district.
At a conference organised by the SC/ST cell of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee in Lucknow on Saturday,chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes P L Punia criticised Anna Hazare and said his campaign posed a threat to Baba Sahebs Constitution.
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee has appointed Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid as chairman of the UP Election Manifesto Committee,Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal as chairman of the UP Election Campaign Committee and Congress MP from Firozabad Raj Babbar as chairman of the UP Election Media Campaign Committee on Saturday.
“The party’s strategy for the Assembly elections due in 2012 would be chalked out,” Rita Bahuguna said.
The UPCC president,Rita Bahuguna Joshi,met AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday evening and apprised him of the political scenario in the state.
UPCC general secretary Dal Bahadur Kori,who appeared for High School Examination at the age of 53 passed with first division.
A letter from All India Congress Committee secretary Parvez Hashmi,which was addressed to Congress Uttar Pradesh president Rita Bahuguna Joshi,created another controversy within the UPCC on Monday.
It seems that celebration time for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh is over as the party high-command has decided to hold the state co-ordination committee meeting in the next fortnight to discuss reasons for the loss in important seats like Jhansi,Padrauna,Powayan during the bypolls.
The central leadership of the Congress on Thursday came to the defence of Rita Bahuguna Joshi on the issue of alleged bungling in election funds for Uttar Pradesh.