Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rahul Gandhi to now focus on Bihar

New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) After Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi's next political target for the Congress will be Bihar where assembly polls are scheduled late next year.

Gandhi will be concentrating on Bihar after his success in UP, which includes his role in the victory of the party in the Firozabad Lok Sabha by-election, party sources said.

Due to Gandhi's efforts, the party had won 21 seats in the Lok Sabha elections in May and the tally has now increased to 22.

The feeling in the party is that if Congress could do well in UP, it could certainly do so in Bihar where the party has been out of power for the last almost 20 years.

Sources said that the party was unlikely to align with any party in the Bihar polls and would like to go it alone.