Monday, February 11, 2013

Rahul Gandhi to address poll rallies in Tripura today

Agartala: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will on Monday address four poll meetings in four corners of the northeastern state of Tripura for the February 14 Assembly Elections.

According to reports, Rahul would arrive at Agartala airport today and fly by a helicopter to Sonamura in Sipahijala district to address a poll rally in support of the subdivision's four candidates.

Rahul will later fly to Shantir Bazar subdivision in South Tripura to address the second election rally.

The helicopter will take him to Dharmanagar subdivisional town in North Tripura to campaign in support of the Congress candidates there.Rahul's last meeting will be held at Khayerpur, where Youth Congress activist Baptu Chakraborty is contesting against CPM strongman and four-time MLA Pabitra Kar.

"We are expecting that our campaign will get a major boost from Rahulji's meetings," PCC spokesman Ashok Sinha said.

He said Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit accompanied by a host of other leaders would also arrive here on the morning of February 12, the last day of vocal campaign, to address a central rally at Astabol ground.

Sinha indicated that the central rally would be held to make up for Sonia's absence.

"Chidambaram as the Finance Minister will openly endorse our poll manifesto at the meeting. We have made a lot of promises. His presence and endorsement of the manifesto will set all speculation and mischievous propaganda of the CPM to rest," Sinha said.

(With IANS inputs)


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