Congress president on visit to PM Modi’s home state Gujarat to launch the Lok Sabha campaign. This will be his first visit to Gujarat after 2017 Assembly polls.
Congress is also likely to organise its working committee meet in Ahmedabad before the Lok Sabha elections, a party source said.
This is Rahul Gandhi’s first Gujarat visit after 2017 Assembly polls. In the Assembly polls, Rahul had campaigned for his party extensively and visited a host of temples to woo the Hindu voters. However, the Congress failed to defeat the BJP.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign in Gujarat on Thursday by addressing a public rally in Valsad district.
Rahul Gandhi will address the “Jan Akrosh Rally” at Laldungri village in Valsad on Thursday afternoon, party spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
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This will be Mr Gandhi’s first visit to Gujarat after the 2017 Assembly polls in which he campaigned vigorously, travelling across the length and breadth of the state.
While the BJP returned to power in the state in 2017 by winning 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly, the Congress managed to increase its tally from 60 to 77.
The Congress had drawn a blank in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the BJP won all 26 seats.