Throughout Rahul's visit, the Congress president is also planned to talk about the report that would be submitted by the state leaders on the party's sixth consecutive crush in the Gujarat Polls. Sonia Gandhi arrived a little before Rahul for the meeting and was accorded a warm reception by the committee members. Indeed, the figures show that, of the 77 seats the Congress could win, it got just four seats of the 36 in the four major cities - all in Ahmedabad, getting a big zero in the rest of the three, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot.
During Rahul's last visit to Somnath Temple on November 29, a controversy erupted after his name along with senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel was allegedly mentioned as non-Hindus in the visitor book of the temple.
"Members expressed concern about the (standards of) decency in public discourse and political morality in democracy if the Prime Minister himself stooped so low as to accuse his predecessor of anti-national activities", Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said.
The Congress also issued a clarification in this regard on Twitter.
Owaisi, earlier in the day, ridiculed Rahul's temple visit during Gujarat election campaigning, while saying that it is nothing but unscrupulous vote bank politics.
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Somnath Temple in Gujarat was his first stop in the state.
The new Congress chiefs attack came after the BJP targeted him for watching the film "Star Wars" on the day election results for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh were announced and his party lost the elections.
On December 12, Prime Minister Modi and Rahul Gandhi visited temples in Gujarat with the twin objective of seeking blessings and wooing voters. Congress along with its allies won 80 seats and restricted BJP to less than 100 in a state it considers its fortress.
After getting a brief about the outcome and suggestions of the shivir, the Congress president will speak to party cadre.