Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Bengal
Dismissing the probability of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Saturday that party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit West Bengal soon.
"He (Gandhi) has been interacting with the common man in other parts of the country so we have proposed that similar programmes be held in West Bengal as well. It will allow the party to get closer to the people and at the same time encourage and enthuse party workers," Chowdhury said.
"We have proposed to organise two programmes involving Gandhi - one in Kolkata and the other in north Bengal," he added.
Iterating that Congress has no plans to tie up with former ally Trinamool Congress, Chowdhury said the candidates list for the Lok Sabha elections will be finalised by second week of March.
Congress leader Manas Ranjan Bhunia, who met party president Sonia Gandhi during the day, also said that the party will be going alone in the polls.
"I have informed the party top leadership that we are ready and capable of fighting the polls on our own might. We don't need to forge an alliance. I have also requested Sonia ji that senior party leaders should visit and hold public rallies to impress the people of Bengal," Bhunia said.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)