PM to visit Assam for poll campaign
Notwithstanding bomb blasts in Assam today, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will undertake a visit there on Tuesday to address a public meeting, marking his entry into the campaign trail.delhi Updated: Apr 06, 2009 19:29 IST
Notwithstanding bomb blasts in Assam on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will undertake a visit there on Tuesday to address a public meeting, marking his entry into the campaign trail.
Singh, who represents Assam in the Rajya Sabha, will address a public meeting in Dispur, PMO sources said.
He will also address a public meeting in Dibrugarh, about 400 kms from Guwahati.
At least seven people were killed and 61 others injured in two bomb blasts triggered by suspected ULFA militants in Maligaon area in Guwahati and Dhekiajuli near Tezpur.
The programme had been firmed up some time back and it remains unchanged, the sources said.
This is the first election meeting of Singh, who underwent a cardiac bypass surgery on January 24.
Singh, who has been projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the party, is also visiting Uttarakhand this week for campaigning.