GUWAHATI, July 24 - Issues related to the Congress party�s strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will figure prominently when newly appointed party in-charge for Assam Harish Rawat arrives here on July 26 for a three-day visit and holds discussions with the party�s State leadership. During his stay here, he will interact with senior State Congress leaders and hold deliberations with representatives of frontal organisations.
Rawat, former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, was last week appointed by party president Rahul Gandhi as AICC general secretary in-charge for Assam. He will meet senior office-bearers of the APCC on the evening of July 26.
On July 27, Rawat will take part in a meeting at the Manabendra Sarma Complex at Dispur. APCC office-bearers, executive members of the State Congress, AICC members from Assam, serving Congress MPs and MLAs of Assam, all ex-MPs and MLAs of the party from Assam, presidents of district and block Congress committees, and heads of all frontal organisations will attend the event.
This will be followed by a meeting between Rawat and leaders of various departments of the APCC on July 28. Later that day, he will also address the media at Rajib Bhawan.
�This will be Rawat�s maiden visit to the State after having been made party in-charge. So he will basically focus on establishing a rapport with the Congress leaders of the State and also on learning about the issues of Assam as well as those affecting the party here,� said a senior APCC member.