Sonia Gandhi to chair meeting of Congress general secretaries next week

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi will chair a meeting of Congress general secretaries, state in-charges, PCC chiefs next week at party headquarters to discuss the training, membership programmes and chalking out a strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls, said sources.

According to sources, during the meeting, organisational polls, which are expected to take place next year, would also be discussed and Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal has already issued a circular for the meeting.

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 from November 1.

As five states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Manipur – will go for polls early next year, the Congress party is facing a big challenge to get back to power in four states and retaining the government in Punjab.