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Mumbai Congress launches 'sankalp sabha' campaign

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In a bid to "build momentum" ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to the city in March, the local unit headed by today launched a campaign to make citizens aware about the "anti people" policies of the

"is likely to visit in the first week of March. We have decided to generate momentum across and asked corporators and local party leaders to hold meetings with people. We want a huge turnout for our public rally," said Sanjay Nirupam, a day after the Committee (AICC) decided to retain him as the city unit

The also reposed its faith in the leadership of as the of the Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).

According to party sources, reaching to masses through "Sankalp Sabhas" or meetings is aimed at building the political atmosphere against the as it would be Gandhi's maiden visit to the city after becoming the party president.

Launching the 'Sankalp Sabha' campaign in suburban Malad, Nirupam said, "This is just the beginning. Rahulji has planned a visit to in the first week of March. This campaign will go on for the next two months consistently throughout Mumbai," Nirupam said.

He said the Congress' objective behind launching the outreach campaign was to make citizens aware about the "anti-people" policies of the

"The infrastructure of Mumbai is crumbling due to corruption at the civic body level and absolute neglect by the ruling BJP-Sena alliance government," he alleged.

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 23:10 IST