"Plans are afoot to mobilise all office-bearers and senior party workers across the State later this month to strengthen the party and give it a new direction," he told reporters here last evening.
The former Maharashtra minister said that the convention will be a morale booster for the Congress workers who have been sidelined for some reasons or are not motivated enough to take active part in party works.
The two-time President of MPCC said that the meet will help the party leaders gear up for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and also Assembly election in Maharashtra next year. Deshmukh disapproved of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's criticism of the style of functioning of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Pawar's comments do not behove and befit a leader of his stature, the Congress leader said.