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Rahul cancels Mizoram, to address Manipur rally

None  Aizawl, March 19, 2014
First Published: 11:16 IST(19/3/2014) | Last Updated: 11:51 IST(19/3/2014)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has cancelled his proposed visit to Aizawl on Wednesday in view of the ongoing Assembly session, party sources said.

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Thanglawra Ngurte, member of the state PCC Media Cell, said his visit was cancelled in view of the Assembly session which began yesterday.

The Congress leader was scheduled to address an election rally at Mualpui locality in Aizawl today and also meet journalists at Lengpui airport near Aizawl.

Instead, Rahul will address a rally at Wangjing in Manipur's Thoubal district on Wednesday in an attempt to garner people's support ahead of the upcoming general elections.

While addressing a rally in Arunachal Pradesh yesterday, Gandhi criticized the 'ideology' of attacking migrants in various parts of India.

Speaking to his supporters at Hapoli, he raked up the death of Arunachal boy Nido Taniam in Delhi and said, an Arunachal boy was killed in Delhi. India belongs to all, every religion, caste, community.

The Congress vice president further said that real development was possible only after devolution of power to panchayats and party-ruled Arunachal Pradesh had set an example in this regard.

"The literacy rate of the state has significantly improved in the past decade and the state government has launched several schemes for empowering youth and women," he said.

He also referred to programmes like Skill Development Council, Employment Generation Council and the Chief Minister's Livelihood Mission Schools.


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