Mumbai, Nov 9 (PTI) Senior Congress leaders Pranab Mukherjee and A K Anthony arrived here tonight from Delhi and would be meeting Congress legislators to elicit their opinion on choosing a successor to Ashok Chavan who resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister.
Mukherjee and Anthony, Congress observers, were received at the city airport by Chavan, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief Manikrao Thakre and Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chief Kripshankar Singh.
Before leaving for Mumbai, Antony and Mukherjee attended a meeting with AICC President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the Maharashtra leadership issue after the party high command asked Chavan to tender his resignation over the Adarsh Housing Society scam.
Meanwhile, party legislators started gathering at the Vidhan Bhavan for the legislature party meeting.
Contenders for the post like Balasaheb Thorat, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Harshvardhan Patil, all ministers in the outgoing Ashok Chavan government, were among the first to arrive.