Rahul Gandhi In Gujarat Today, Set To Address Booth Level Congress Workers Amid AAP, BJP Faceoff For Polls

Rahul Gandhi In Gujarat Today, Set To Address Booth Level Congress Workers Amid AAP, BJP Faceoff For Polls

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi will visit Gujarat today where he will address booth-level workers of the party and attend a prayer meet at Sabarmati Ashram ahead of the Assembly polls in the state slated to occur later this year, reported news agency PTI. 

The Wayanad MP will address the ‘Parivartan Sankalp’ convention of the Congress’ “booth warriors” at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, said the party leaders, stated the news agency. 

Later, the Congress MP will visit the Sabarmati Ashram where he will attend a prayer meet and seek blessings of Mahatma Gandhi ahead of the Congress’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, they said.

Gandhi had last visited the state on May 10 when he addressed tribals in Dahod town. 

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As per the PTI report quoting party leaders, this time he will mobilise booth-level Congress workers for the upcoming elections and thereby launch the party’s election campaign. 

Gandhi’s visit to Gujarat comes two days before the party launches the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ on September 7.

The 3,500 km long foot march will cover 12 states and two Union Territories and will be completed in nearly 150 days.

The Congress has prepared a three-month-long campaign for the Gujarat Assembly elections due later this year, reported the news agency quoting party leaders as saying. Senior Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi will campaign during this period, they said.

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According to the report, the party aims to release its first list of candidates by September 15, they added.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party along with Congress are in the face-off for the Gujarat elections. While AAP is trying to gain foothold in the state with rigorous campaigns by national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP will try to consolidate its position and vote bank to remain in power after 27 years of rule in western state of India.