Lucknow: Congress, which is trying to make a come back in the Uttar Pradesh politics after 27 years of exile, would hold a mega interaction session...
Lucknow: Congress, which is trying to make a come back in the Uttar Pradesh politics after 27 years of exile, would hold a mega interaction session between the workers and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi here tomorrow. Though earlier report said that Priyanka Vadra could also attend the interaction session titled 'UP Udghosh' (UP's announcement), but now her participation has been cancelled. Besides, the proposed march of Rahul, along with supporters, to the Rajbhawan has also been postponed due to denial of permission by the district authorities. But the weather is likely to play spoilsport, as the Met office here has predicted heavy rains during the next 48 hours. Except for the dais, the entire programme would be held on open ground hence, rains can affect the programme.
Over 80,000 Congress workers have already registered themselves for one-on-one interaction session and several from far-flung areas have already started reaching Lucknow to attend the meet at the Rama Bai Ambedkar ground. The interaction session would be held between 1500 hrs to 1830 hrs but the workers have been asked to register themselves from 0800 hrs in the morning. Said to be another brainchild of party's strategist, Prashant Kishor or PK, the move aims at mobilising the maximum number of party activists before the elections for a direct contact with Mr Gandhi and other leaders.
Party leaders said every probable candidates in the Assembly polls have been asked to bring 15 supporters. The block president can bring 8, district -25 and each state office-bearer ten each for the meeting where the participants would be provide lunch and breakfast. There are around 4,000 Congress leaders seeking party tickets in the coming assembly elections from 403 seats. "There would be three dais, one for the VVIP, one for the Congress leaders and the third one for the media while Rahul Gandhi would be on the ramp made on both sides of the ground so that he can reach to the workers and answer their questions. There would be over 60,000 chairs for the workers," said state media chairman and former state minister Satyadev Tripathi here today.