Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is on a private visit to Goa, had a dinner with party MLAs from the coastal state the previous night, a party leader told PTI on Thursday.
In the 40-member Goa Assembly, Indian National Congress has three MLAs.
Rahul arrived at the Dabolim airport in Goa on Wednesday night and then went to stay at a hotel near capital Panaji. He had a late night dinner with the Congress MLAs from the state, a party leader said.
Goa Congress MLA Carlos Ferreira said Rahul does not have any official engagement during his stay. He is scheduled to return to New Delhi later in the day, the MLA said.
As per the media reports, upon arriving at the Dabolim airport in Goa on Wednesday evening, Rahul was warmly welcomed by party members and supporters. He then proceeded to stay at a well-appointed hotel near the capital city of Panaji, where he received warm greetings from locals who gathered outside the hotel to catch a glimpse of the prominent leader.
The dinner meeting with the Congress MLAs was held in a congenial atmosphere, as they discussed various issues related to the state and the nation's development. The party leader mentioned that it was a productive and cordial gathering, with everyone expressing their thoughts and ideas openly.
Carlos Ferreira expressed his gratitude for Mr. Gandhi's visit and highlighted the significance of having direct interactions with the party's national leadership. He told that such engagements serve as a source of motivation for party workers and reinforce their commitment to the party's values and goals.