Sonia Gandhi Meets Chief Ministers From Congress-Ruled States

Amarinder Singh, Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath, Bhupesh Baghel and V Narayanasamy met Sonia Gandhi at her home in New Delhi.

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Sonia Gandhi Meets Chief Ministers From Congress-Ruled States

Sonia Gandhi took over the reins of the Congress party after son Rahul Gandhi quit as its chief.


New Delhi: 

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday met chief ministers from the party-ruled states to discuss ways to make their states role models in good governance.

Amarinder Singh (Punjab), Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) and V Narayanasamy (Puducherry) met Ms Gandhi at her home in New Delhi.

Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs of Congress-ruled states, including Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, were present during the meeting with Ms Gandhi, sources said. 

Chhattisgarh Congress chief Mohan Markam was the only PCC chief among these states who was not present due to the upcoming bypoll in Dantewada.

In a meeting of party general secretaries, in-charges, PCC chiefs and Congress Legislature Party leaders in New Delhi on Thursday,  Sonia Gandhi had said, "Let me also say that we have a special responsibility in the states where we are in power -- Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry."

"These states must stand out as examples of sensitive and responsive governance, accountable and transparent administration," she said.

The Congress is keen on reversing its fortunes in more states after having received the worst-ever drubbing in the recent general elections.

Sonia Gandhi, who took over the reins of the party after son Rahul Gandhi quit as its chief, has taken up the challenge to undertake this uphill task of bringing the Congress back to power. 



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