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Rahul Gandhi to visit poll-bound Telangana today, likely to finalise alliance talks with TDP

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 20 Oct 2018, 01:38:09 PM
Rahul Gandhi to visit poll-bound Telangana today, likely to finalise alliance talks with TDP

New Delhi :

Speeding up his party’s election campaign in for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address two public meetings in the South Indian state on Saturday.

As per the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), Gandhi would address a public meeting at Bhainsa town of Adilabad district and another one in Kamareddy.

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“He will be coming to Bhainsa from Nanded in Maharashtra. After the public meetings, he will be reaching Hyderabad and hoist the Congress flag near Charminar here and address the gathering on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Yatra commemoration day,” TPCC spokesperson Shravan Dasoju said.

During the visit, the Congress chief would confer the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Yatra commemoration award to former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah, the party said.

This would be the Congress president’s first ever visit to the poll-bound state after Election Commission announced the Assembly elections date in the state. The elections for the 33-member Telangana Assembly will be held on December 7 and results will be declared on December 11.

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The visit of Rahul Gandhi is being considered as a crucial one as the Congress party eyes seat sharing pacts with the Telugu Desam Party, the CPI and the Telangana Jana Samithi. The three parties had agreed to join hands with the Congress to counter the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti.

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First Published : 20 Oct 2018, 11:30:29 AM