NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is meeting the chief ministers of all the states where the party is in power.
The meeting is called to chalk out a political strategy to counter the NDA government's non-friendly attitude towards the Congress -ruled and other non-BJP states.
The party is in power in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal and Meghalaya. Kerala and Assam are scheduled to go to polls next year. Sonia is expected to meet the chief ministers of these two states separately.
The meeting may also take up the the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which has been referred to a Parliamentary Select Committee.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as well as senior leaders and general secretaries of the party will attend the meeting.
This is the first time Congress has called such a meeting after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The Chief Ministers’ conclave would cover several issues, both organisational and political, including discussions on the welfare schemes that were started during the erstwhile UPA Government’s tenure.