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In Vasundhara Raje's bastion, Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi on Rafale deal

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 24 Oct 2018, 09:02:02 PM
Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan: On two-day visit, Congress chief to target CM Vasundhara Raje's home turf Jhalawar

New Delhi:

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will begin his two-day visit to poll-bound Rajasthan from Wednesday and hold road shows and public meetings in Kota, Jhalawar and Sikar districts. This would be Gandhi’s second visit to the state in October.

In the first leg of his visit, Gandhi would cover Hadauti region, comprising Kota, Jhalawar, Baran and nearby areas which had been rocked by a large number of farmers' suicide, said state Congress president Sachin Pilot.  In the second leg of his visit, he would be in Sikar district, he said. Sikar is a part of the Shekhawati region dominated by farmers.

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Gandhi will target Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s home turf Jhalawar in the first rally followed by a nearly 100-km road show from Jhalawar to Kota.

On Thursday, the Congress president will address a state convention of Mahila Congress at Kota after which he would fly to Sikar to address a 'Sankalp' rally, said Pilot.

"The Congress is well placed in Jhalawar where I and Leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi undertook 'kisan nyay yatra' 10 months ago. Rahul Gandhi's visit to Jhalawar will give a boost to the party there," Pilot added.

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Jhalawar shares its border with Madhya Pradesh, which too is going to polls on November 28. In Rajasthan, which is going to polls on December 7, the Congress president has already conducted meetings in Jaipur, Dungarpur, Bikaner and road shows in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Dholpur and Dausa.

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First Published : 24 Oct 2018, 09:30:15 AM