Mumbai, June 10: Over a thousand auto-rickshaw drivers are ready to welcome Congress President Rahul Gandhi who will be on a day-long visit to Mumbai on June 12. Gandhi, along with Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Sanjay Nirupam will address nearly 15,000 booth-level workers as part of the project 'Shakti'.
For the unversed, Project ‘Shakti’ is Rahul’s brainchild which aims at empowering the ground-level workers and facilitating two-way communication between party workers and the central leadership. "Almost a thousand auto-rickshaw drivers have decided to welcome Rahul ji to the city in their vehicles. This is the love the common man feels for our party president," Nirupam said in a statement.
According to a report by PTI, the Congress chief said that Rahul ensures that the common man's opinions, grievances and inputs not only reach him but also are responded to. He said this is the way the common man has decided to welcome him. During the visit, The Congress President is also scheduled to address a congregation of booth-level Congress workers at the Goregaon Exhibition Centre in the suburbs.
Soon after his Mumbai visit, Rahul will host a galaxy of leaders during Iftar celebrations in New Delhi on June 13. For the Congress President, this will be the first occasion to host an Iftar since he took charge as the Congress chief. “Iftar will be held on June 13 at Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi,” Congress’ Minority Cell chief Nadeem Javed said.