Later in the day, Gandhi visited the district party office and held parleys with them on various issues and local problems. It was after a gap of two years that such a meeting was held at the district HQ, a leader told Media. The last time a meeting of this sort took place was after the 2014 Lok Sabha debacle.
Party leaders, while circumspect about the party's future in the state, however conceded that Gandhi had become more accessible than before and gave them a patient hearing. He will also spend Friday in Amethi where he has a string of engagements. On the same day, election strategist Prashant Kishore, lined up to revive party's fortunes, held a meeting with office bearers of various frontal organisations in the state capital.