Kamal Nath meets Sonia Gandhi amid speculations over future role in party
Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi amid speculation over his future role in the party.
Nath's name is doing the rounds for a bigger role in the revamped Congress organisation.
Nath has been a veteran of the party and shares good ties with senior party leaders including those part of the group of 23 leaders who had written to the Congress chief seeking the organisation's overhaul.
The former chief minister's meeting also comes ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament. Nath shares good relations with leaders of some opposition parties.
Nath had also recently met Sharad Pawar at his Delhi residence, after the NCP chief met some opposition leaders amid talk of the formation of a larger opposition front against the BJP.
Meanwhile, according to an NDTV report, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, also plans to be in Delhi on July 25 in connection with political activities targeted around 2024 national elections.
If things proceed as planned it would be Mamata’s first visit to the national capital after her landslide victory in the recently concluded Bengal polls.
According to the report, she during her four-day stay is supposed to meet several opposition leaders like Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and a few others.
Given the fact that her chief poll strategist Prashant Kishore had recently met the Gandhi’s, it would be interesting to see how her meet with Sonia unfolds.