New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today (October 26) chaired a meeting of top party leaders to unfold a strategy for assembly elections in five states in early 2022. Former congress party chief Rahul Gandhi is also attending the meeting at the All India Congress Committee headquarters here besides party general secretaries and in-charges of various states and Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs.
The leaders will also devise a strategy for the party's new membership drive and finalise the modalities for it. The drive is starting from November 1 and will continue till March 31, 2022. During Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on October 16, it was decided that organisation polls will be held next year and for that, a membership drive will be launched as part of its preparation.
In the previously held Congress Working Committee meet, CMs of Rajasthan, Punjab and Chhattisgarh Ashok Gehlot, Charanjit Singh Channi and Bhupesh Baghel, respectively, and other leaders had requested Rahul Gandhi to take charge of the party president post. It is pertinent to note that Assembly elections in the states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur are slated early next year.