With the Lok Sabha Elections drawing closer, Congress seems to be taking the fight to the BJP’s fortress.
The next meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is scheduled to be held in Gujarat, Modi’s homestate.
The decision is seen as a definite strategy ahead of the crucial general elections, more so with party chief Rahul Gandhi trying to take on Narendra Modi directly on a series of issues, including the controversy around the Rafale fighter jet deal.
The previous CWC meet was held in BJP-ruled Maharashtra’s Wardha district. The meeting had marked the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations. Senior party leaders had said that Gujarat was an obvious choice as it was the home state of Gandhi.
The Party leaders have said that though the date has not yet been fixed, the meeting is likely to take place sometime in February, either in Porbandar, which has historical significance in Mahatma Gandhi’s life, or in the capital Gandhinagar.