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NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s decision to call the first meeting of the party’s coordination committee for preparing for a year-long observation of the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar has prompted speculation in the party about Rahul Gandhi attending that meeting and travelling to Mhow in Madhya Pradesh the next day to attend the formal launch of the party celebrations of the Dalit icon’s legacy.
While Sonia is the chairperson of the committee, Rahul is the co-chairperson.
Though there is no official word about it yet, the fact that Gandhi had chosen to convene the first coordination committee only April 13, just a day before the birth anniversary of Ambedkar coincides with the increasing talk in the party that her son, on a nearly 50-day sabbatical, is expected to return to Delhi around April 12.
“The fact Soniaji has called the first coordination committee meeting just on the eve of April 14 puts me in a mood of anticipating Rahulji’s participation in it,” said a senior party leader who is part of the committee.