During his visit to Goa, former minister P Chidambaram will meet with a number of leaders and party officials in order to gather information for the Congress' election strategy.
PANAJI: P Chidambaram, the former Union finance and home minister, arrived in Goa on Wednesday to meet with the state Congress leadership and assess the party's preparations for the upcoming assembly elections.
Chidambaram met with AICC desk in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao, AICC observers Prakash Rathod and Mansoor Khan, state party president Girish Chodankar, and leader of the opposition in the Goa assembly Digambar Kamat, among others, after being appointed as the senior All India Congress Committee (AICC) election observer for Goa on August 9.
The former finance minister did not speak to the media during his two-day visit. Later, M K Shaikh, the secretary of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, said Chidambaram would meet with various leaders and party officials. “He will meet with PCC office-bearers, frontal organizations, district and block presidents, and take their input to develop strategies for the upcoming assembly elections,” says the statement. “The AICC has appointed him to oversee election strategies for the Goa assembly elections,” Shaikh explained.