Rahul meets Odisha Congress leaders

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:11 pm IST

Published - February 19, 2013 01:03 pm IST - Cuttack

AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his way to Sambalpur to meet party workers on Monday.

AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his way to Sambalpur to meet party workers on Monday.

A day after interacting with grassroot workers from western and southern Odisha, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held talks with leaders from other regions to discuss strategies to pull the party out of morass in Odisha ahead of the next general elections.

Soon after his arrival at the millennium city of Cuttack, Mr. Gandhi held deliberations with party functionaries and office bearers from 16 organisational districts as part of the exercise to bolster the prospects of Congress in the elections due next year.

The 42-year-old Mr. Gandhi, who is visiting Odisha for the first time after being elevated as the second in command in Congress, first interacted with district-level workers and then with leaders on issues to be addressed to rejuvenate the party. The party has been out of power in the state since 2000.

“Rahulji’s visit and his close interactions with grassroot level leaders will go a long way in strengthening the party,” said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik.

“Partymen are encouraged following Rahulji’s visit. It will certainly strengthen Congress in Odisha,” said senior party leader Chiranjib Biswal.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.