New Delhi: In perhaps his first major tour after the Uttar Pradesh poll outcome, Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Mumbai next week.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who met party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, merely said that the young Congress leader would be coming to Mumbai for two functions, but did not give details and the exact date.

Gandhi's visit to Maharashtra comes at a time when a section of the party is feeling that Chavan cannot lead the party to the next Lok Sabha and Assembly polls scheduled in 2014. Chavan said that one of the events was being organised by the Congress. Since 1999, Congress is leading the ruling coalition in Maharashtra with Sharad Pawar's NCP as a major partner.

Chavan is also facing flak over a "decision deficit" in his government amid reports that the Congress high command has told him to quickly get his act together or else it would be forced to look for a replacement.

He was made the Chief Minister in November 2010 after the exit of Ashok Chavan in the wake of the Adarsh Housing Scam.

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Maharashtra is coming at a time when there is a talk that the high command is looking for a new PCC President as also new President for the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee.

Also, the Congress President is busy taking inputs from leaders on the strategy ahead for Maharashtra, especially as the ties with the NCP are not that cordial.