However, details of the agenda were not disclosed. He also attended Congress Screening Committee. Later Rahul was quoted as saying, "We are working at a good pace for this (ticket distribution), doing it with a formal structure."
Meanwhile, a source said, "Rahul Gandhi met the Prime Minister at his residence. It was a one-on-one meeting." The meeting comes a week after Manmohan announced at a press conference that he would step down after the Lok Sabha elections and also commended Rahul on his credentials to lead the nation.
We are working at a good pace for this (ticket distribution): Rahul
The Congress is gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in a big way. Unlike its usual trend of announcing candidates at the last moment, it has now decided to vet candidates for the Lok Sabha elections with the help of a committee already.
The panels have been announced with the election notification as the guiding principal, which is likely to be out by the middle of March. The decision might sound hasty, especially when the electoral process has not yet been announced. However, the party wanted to ensure its preparedness, irrespective of that, which led to such an early announcement.