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Education unaffordable in Chhattisgarh, Congress will build quality universities: Rahul Gandhi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 22 Oct 2018, 06:01:04 PM
Chhattisgarh: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi kicks in poll campaign, to address farmers' rally in Raipur

New Delhi:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address a farmers’ rally in Raipur on Monday kicking off the party’s campaign in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

“The AICC Chief will arrive at the Swami Vivekanand airport at around 2.10 pm Monday. He is scheduled to address a rally of farmers from the Science College ground at around 3 pm,” said state Congress spokesperson Sushil Anand Shukla on Sunday.

“Gandhi would hold meetings with senior party leaders during his brief visit. He will also meet delegations of people representing various sections of the society before leaving for Delhi in the evening,” said Shukla.

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For both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, farmers are being seen as the major vote bank.  BJP, which has been in power for the past 15 years, is fighting a strong anti-incumbency whereas the Rahul Gandhi-led party is making all possible attempts to make a comeback.

Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in two phases on 12 November and 20 November. Counting of votes will be taken up on 11 December.

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The pre-poll tie-up among an outfit floated by former chief minister Ajit Jogi, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) has added a third dimension to the state politics which is dominated by the BJP and the Congress.

The first phase of polling covers 18 seats spread across eight Naxal-affected districts namely Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma, Kondagaon, Kanker, Narayanpur and Rajnandgaon. The remaining 72 constituencies will go to polls on 20 November.

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LIVE: Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a large public meeting in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

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First Published : 22 Oct 2018, 08:47:59 AM