Rahul Gandhi's visit brings Mumbai traffic to standstill
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is in Mumbai to meet party's faction-ridden workers and leaders, but for the common man on the street the traffic chaos has compounded the daily travails manifold.
Rahul's first visit to the city after taking over as the Vice President of the party blocked traffic during morning rush hour and according to latest reports many areas are still in gridlock.
He was accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre and AICC in-charge Mohan Prakash for the meeting at the party's state headquarters Tilak Bhawan in central Mumbai.
All MPs, MLAs, corporators, office-bearers and chiefs from the six district units of Mumbai are attending the meeting with the Congress leader.
Mumbai Congress unit has been without a leader for the last one year, after Kripashankar Singh, facing allegations of corruption, resigned following the party's defeat in the civic elections last year.
The party has not been able to find a replacement for Singh since then.
Party sources attribute the delay in appointment of a city unit president to infighting and decision-making regarding organisational matters in each of the six district units resting with the high profile MPs from Mumbai.
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