Congress President Rahul Gandhi today asked his party corporators in Mumbai to work unitedly to strengthen its presence in the metropolis ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha polls, party sources said.
Interacting with Congress corporators in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Gandhi also asked them to toil for "at least doubling" the party's presence in the cash-rich civic body.
The sources said that during the hour-long interaction held at the Mumbai Cricket Association Bandra-Kurla Complex here, the Congress chief told the corporators that they were "special" to him given the circumstances in which they emerged victorious in the 2017 municipal polls.
The Congress, which has 31 members in the 227-member BMC, has been out of power in the civic body for nearly two decades now.
"The meeting was a good chance for the corporators, who work at the grass roots to interact with Rahulji, who gave each of them a patient hearing," a senior party leader told PTI.
"He asked the corporators to work together to ensure the party's presence is strengthened. He also asked to see that number of corporators goes up by at least two times in the next election," he added.
Putting up a dismal show, the Congress had drawn a zilch in the 2014 general elections.
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