Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Mumbai on January 15 and 16. (PTI File Photo)
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who was back from Europe trip on Sunday, will visit Mumbai on January 15 and 16 during which he will hold meetings with party leaders and is expected to hold an interaction with students.
Rahul on Monday held confabulations with a number of senior party leaders, including Amarinder Singh, chief of PCC in Punjab where Congress is making a bid for power in the 2017 assembly polls.
The Congress Vice President is learnt to have enquired in detail about the Pathankot terror attack during his meetings with party leaders.
Sources said Rahul as well as Congress President Sonia Gandhi were of the view that the decision to hold the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks should be left to the government based on merits and "since the government has not inolved the major Opposition party" on the issue, it should not pre-empt the government's decision on the matter.
Sources said that both the Congress President and the Vice President were of the view that the party should not take a strident stand on the matter either for or against the talks as a decision on the issue fell in the domain of government.
Congress has maintained from time to time that terror and talks cannot got together.
Rahul also met AICC general secretaries Digvijay Singh and Mohan Prakash, AICC Communication Department chief Randeep Surjewala and AICC in-charge for Delhi P C Chacko today and took stock of the political developments in the country and within the party during his absence.
Rahul, along with Sonia Gandhi, also met the newly-elected Zilla Panchayat and local body leaders from Gujarat at 10 Janpath.
Newly-elected party MLCs from Maharashtra called on him at his 12 Tughlaq Road residence.
Sources said that Gandhi is scheduled to meet leaders of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee during his two-day visit there.
There is also a possibility of Gandhi interacting with students on the line of his interaction with students in Mount Carmel College in Bangalore in November last year.