RS polls: Congress legislature party to meet today, move aimed at keeping flock together

The Congress has called a party legislators’ meet at Vidhan Bhawan to discuss its preparations for the voting.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 8, 2016 2:45:50 am
Rajya Sabha, Rajya Sabha polls, RS polls, Kapil Sibal, Congress Rajya Sabha, Rajya Sabha Kapil Sibal, RS Kapil Sibal The meeting would be attended by the Rajya Sabha Congress candidate Kapil Sibal. Express file photo

Ahead of biennial elections to the legislative council and Rajya Sabha due later this week, the Congress has called a party legislators’ meet at Vidhan Bhawan on Wednesday to discuss its preparations for the voting.

The meeting would be attended by the Rajya Sabha Congress candidate Kapil Sibal and legislative council candidate Deepak Singh, along with AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry, Rajya Sabha MP Raj Babbar and state party president Nirmal Khatri. The meeting would be followed by a dinner.

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“The legislative party meet has been called tomorrow morning and would be attended by senior leaders. All MLAs have been asked to be part of the meeting, where discussion would take place about the voting. Both the candidates would also be present,” said Congress Legislature Party leader Pradeep Mathur.

Asked about the BSP supporting Congress in several places, Mathur said neither Singh nor Sibal, who is “capable and a known face”, needed additional support. Sources said Sibal and Singh are in constant touch with party MLAs.

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