Pune, 8th December 2021: Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar will address members of the party’s city unit at Congress Bhavan on December 9. He will be gracing the valedictory function of 17th Seva-Kartavya-Tyag Saptah & State Congress chief Nana Patole, minister Balasaheb Thorat, Amit Deshmukh and Youth Congress chief Satyajit Tambe are among other leaders who will attend the rally.
“The city unit of Congress is preparing for forthcoming elections of Pune Municipal Corporation. A lot of functions are being organized to encourage party workers ahead of civic polls. There will be a rally at Congress Bhavan on December 9, when firebrand leader Kanhaiya Kumar will address workers,” said city Congress chief Ramesh Bagawe & Mohan Joshi in the press conference. Datta Bahirat & Prashant Surase were present at the press conference.
He added that the Congress has not taken any decision on inking any pre-poll alliance for civic elections. “The city unit will hold discussions with local leaders and provide all inputs to state leaders to take a decision on pre-poll alliances. We will accept and abide by the decision taken by local leaders,” he said.
Senior Congress leader Mohan Joshi said the city unit of Congress has been holding a week-long function ahead of the birthday of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, which falls on December 9, and also to mark 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war under the leadership of then PM Indira Gandhi. “We will end the function with a rally of Kanhaiya Kumar…He will speak on ‘Save Democracy, Save Country’ while talking about the PM Narendra Modiled Union government,” he said.
The Congress, which ruled PMC till 2007, currently only has nine corporators in the civic body and it is trying hard to regain lost ground.