Kumbakonam; The UPA government at the Centre under the able leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan and guidance of Congress president Sonia Gandhi has performed well in the last 15 months, Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan said here on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters here after attending some marriages, he said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also successfully conducted the youth Congress election in Tamil Nadu. In this context, the coming visit of Sonia Gandhi to the state assumes importance, he said.
Stating that Sonia Gandhi would come to Tiruchirappali on October 9 to address a meeting, he urged party workers to attend it in large numbers. He said the TNCC president had called for a meeting on Sept 21 at Chennai to decide on how to make the Tiruchirapalli meet a success. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, besides MPs, MLAs, former party MPs would take part in it, he said.
Vasan said he would request Railway minister Mamata Banerjee to have more stops on the Kumbakonam-Vridachalam route through Jayamkondan, as demanded by the public.