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Pranab goes public in Pilibhit, woos Bengalis

In a change in campaign strategy, the Congress sent the UPA government's seniormost Cabinet minister — Pranab Mukherjee — to address rallies in UP's Pilibhit district. HT reports.

india Updated: Feb 29, 2012 23:52 IST
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In a change in campaign strategy, the Congress sent the UPA government’s seniormost Cabinet minister — Pranab Mukherjee — to address rallies in UP’s Pilibhit district.

The finance minister, who till now had restricted himself to press conferences in Punjab, Uttarakhand and even UP, delivered speeches in Pilibhit — which has a large concentration of Bengalis — in Hindi and English.

“While his press conferences were effective, public rallies by the seniormost cabinet minister will certainly have a different appeal,” a party poll manager said.