Sonia, Rahul to campaign for last round of Bihar polls
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, will campaign in Bihar this week for the last round of the six phase assembly polls, party leaders said today.india Updated: Nov 15, 2010 13:21 IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, will campaign in Bihar this week for the last round of the six phase assembly polls, party leaders said on Monday.
Sonia Gandhi will campaign on Wednesday ahead of the last phase on Nov 20 for 26 seats. She will address rallies in Buxar and Bhabua constituencies.
Rahul Gandhi will campaign on Thursday. He is slated to address two or three rallies in the constituencies going to the polls.
Congress state spokesperson Prem Chand Mishra told IANS that the venues for Rahul Gandhi's public meetings were yet to be decided. He has campaigned in all the five phases of the polls held so far.
Sonia Gandhi had addressed rallies Oct 19 and Oct 28.
Congress leaders said there was no plan for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit the state for campaigning. Manmohan Singh had campaigned ahead of the first phase of polls Oct 21.
The Congress is contesting all the 243 seats in the state and making efforts to regain lost ground. It is hopeful of making a dent in the support base of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad.
First Published: Nov 15, 2010 13:19 IST