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Gujarat elections highlights: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi rallies cancelled

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to visit Gujarat on Tuesday to address election rallies ahead of the December 9 and 14 assembly elections in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.
Dec 05, 2017 19:28 IST
By HT Correspondent
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 05, 2017 07:28 PM IST

Cyclone Ockhi: EC asks official to prepare contingency plan

Election Commission has asked chief electoral officer in Gujarat to prepare contingency plan in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi and to ensure that those affected and rehabilitated should be able to vote.

Dec 05, 2017 04:59 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's 3 rallies cancelled due to cyclone

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's rallies in Gujarat's Morbi, Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar have been cancelled due to bad weather. Cyclone Ockhi moves closer to Gujarat and is likely to make landfall in the state on Tuesday night.

Dec 05, 2017 02:54 PM IST

"I listened to Modi ji's speech yesterday. Sixty per cent of his speech was on the Congress and me. This election is not about Congress or BJP but about the future of Gujarat and its people," says Rahul Gandhi in Anjar, Kutch.

Dec 05, 2017 11:17 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat today for election rallies

Tuesday's tour will be Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's seventh visit to poll-bound Gujarat since September. The 47-year-old leader -- who filed his nomination for the Congress president's post on Monday -- will address a public meeting at the Town Hall Ground in Anjar in Kutch district, followed by another in Morbi district.

Gandhi will address two public meetings at Jinn Mill Ground at Dhrangadhra and MB Shah College Ground at Wadhwan in Surendranagar district.

During Gandhi's last visit to the state, a major controversy broke out over his visit to the Somnath temple, as the Bharatiya Janata Party questioned his faith. The Congress hit back and accused the BJP of playing "dirty politics" and maintained he was a "devout Hindu".