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Rahul Gandhi to kickstart Congress' Gujarat poll campaign from Saurashtra

Rahul Gandhi to kickstart Congress' Gujarat poll campaign from Saurashtra”

With Rahul Gandhi set to kick-start his three-day Gujarat campaign from Monday, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the Congress would lose whatever little votes it could have got.

According to reports, the Congress no. 2 will visit the famous Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka and offer prayers there.

From Dwarka, he is expected to drive down to Jamnagar and stay there overnight.

Rahul Gandhi's Rajkot visit is significant given that it is the home turf of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. He will also address the public at different points and interact with them along the way. "The next morning he will cover Chotila, Jasdan, Virpur, Jetpur and other towns before concluding the campaign at Khodaldham", a senior party leader was quoted as saying by PTI.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi rides on a bullock cart during a road show at Hanjadapar village in Dwarka district of Gujarat on Monday
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi rides on a bullock cart during a road show at Hanjadapar village in Dwarka district of Gujarat on Monday

The Saurashtra region has been electorally tough for the Congress for the last two decades and it won only 12 of the 52 seats here in the 2012 Assembly election. While Congress has done well in the district, panchayat and local body polls, the party hopes to improve its tally on the Assembly front.

Rahul will begin a three-day Gujarat campaign today in politically crucial Saurashtra region, a Patidar community heartland.

Rahul, who will also undertake the Navsarjan Yatra in north, central and south Gujarat ahead of the elections, is striving to change many perceptions of him being a reluctant politician and someone who is out of touch with reality.



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