Sonia to address national convention of Congress leaders

February 6th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia GandhiNew Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi will address a convention of the party’s district and block presidents here Sunday, a general secretary of the party said Friday.”Party president Soniaji will speak first at the convention of district and block presidents of the Congress and then the delegates will speak,” Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters here.

As part of its poll strategy, the Congress is holding a convention of the party’s district and block level officials here Feb 8.

Dwivedi said: “The agenda (for the convention) is clear; preparation for the Lok Sabha elections and party organisation.”

He said the convention would also be attended by members of the Congress Working Committee, central government ministers, state Congress committee presidents, Congress legislative party leaders, All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretaries and heads of front organisations.

Dwivedi said around 12,000 delegates will attend the convention.

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