Besides deliberating on the political course ahead, the meet is expected to focus on "mismanagement" of the economy by the Centre's NDA government, which recently completed a year in office.
Though the AICC has so far not made public the agenda, the government's "failure" to address the problems of farmers and the gloomy agrarian situation, particularly after forecast of a deficient monsoon, are some of the issues party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take up in a big way at the convention.
The Chief Minister's conclave is the first after Rahul's elevation at Jaipur 'Chintan Shivir' in January 2013. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be a key speaker at the day-long meet during which Sonia and Rahul would also guide the Congress chief ministers on the challenges ahead.
Congress is in power in nine states -- Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

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