Congress party’s heart lies with the grassroots worker and its foot soldiers, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday

Taking to Twitter, the Congress chief wrote, “The heart & soul of the Congress party are its grassroots workers. They are our foot soldiers who honour our party with their selfless service.

“Today, I am in Mumbai to interact with and honour thousands of our polling booth workers & leaders from this amazing city.”

The tweet came hours before the Gandhi scion was set to meet over 15,000 booth-level workers at an event in Mumbai on Tuesday.

This is Rahul’s first visit to Maharashtra after taking over as Congress President. Massive hoardings proclaiming Gandhi as the `Future Prime Minister` greeted him on the roads outside the Mumbai Airport to Thane as he was accorded a warm welcome by Congress leaders including state President Ashok Chavan and Mumbai city chief Sanjay Nirupam.

Gandhi is scheduled to have a meeting with the party`s municipal corporators and is also likely to call on Nationalist Congress President Sharad Pawar.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday pleaded not guilty before a trial court in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi shortly after it ordered the framing of charges against him in connection with a defamation case filed by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist.

According to ANI, the court allowed the framing of charges against Rahul Gandhi under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.


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