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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi to meet families of security personnel killed in Kashmir during Dehradun visit

The Uttarakhand Congress is making preparations for Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Dehradun on March 16.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Mar 14, 2019 15:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Preparations are in full-swing for Congress President Rahul Gandhi ‘s rally in Dehradun on March 16.
Preparations are in full-swing for Congress President Rahul Gandhi ‘s rally in Dehradun on March 16. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo )
         

Congress president Rahul Gandhi would visit families of security personnel killed in Kashmir last month during his Dehradun visit on March 16 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leaders said here on Wednesday.

“After addressing a mass rally, he has plans to visit the families of martyrs, Major Chitresh Bisht, Major VS Dhoundiyal and CRPF assistant sub-inspector Mohanlal Raturi, who were martyred in Kashmir last month. He would pay his respects to them by meeting their families,” said Congress state unit chief Pritam Singh while addressing media persons.

Speaking on the preparations for Gandhi’s public rally, Singh said: “Efforts are in full-swing to make it a historical one.”

“People have shown interest to attend this event to be held in Dehradun. We are sure that public would throng the venue to listen to Rahul Gandhi who would speak on issues related to unemployment, inflation, national security and other actual issues,” he said.

Read | Lok Sabha Elections 2019: All you need to know about Uttarakhand

Party state vice-president Suryakant Dhasmana while informing about Gandhi’s event said, “The mood of public has changed following the recent developments.”

“They want to listen to Rahul on actual issues and that is why we are sure they would come in large numbers for the event,” he said.

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First Published: Mar 14, 2019 15:13 IST

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