Party spokesman Sandesh Singalkar said the electorate was rejecting the ruling BJP.
Nagpur: The Nagpur City and District Congress Committee has extended an invitation to party president Rahul Gandhi and newly-appointed general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for attending a booth-level workers’ convention in the city later this month. On the other hand, party spokesperson and general secretary Sandesh Singalkar has urged the party to field Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency.
Mr Singalkar Wednes-day wrote a letter to Rahul Gandhi stating that the election results of five states had shown that the electorate was rejecting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the prospects of the Congress were brightening. He added that the city Congress was indulging in infighting which had proved very costly for the party in the 2014 general elections. Hence, though Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been made in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, it would be appropriate for the Congress to revive prospects in the region that was once its citadel. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should be given a ticket to contest the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat, he said.
Union minister for transport, shipping and Ganga rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari is representing Nagpur as he defeated seven-time member of Parliament (MP) Vilas Muttemwar. In another development, a delegation of the city Congress Wednesday met Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Indian National Congress in the 16th Lok Sabha; Mukul Wasnik, former MP Nana Patole, and Rajya Sabha MP Hussain Dalwai, invi-ted both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for addressing booth-level workers in the third or fourth week of this month.
According to party president Vikas Thakre, about 20,000 workers were likely to attend the training session.
The delegation included party leaders Vishal Muttemwar, Raman Paigwar, Umakant Agnihotri, Abh-ijit Wanjari, Sheikh Hussain and seven sitting corporators the of BJP-ruled Nagpur Municipal Corporation.