BENGALURU: Continuing his maiden visit to poll-bound Karnataka after becoming the party chief, Rahul Gandhi will conduct a three-district tour of the Congress-ruled state on Monday.
Gandhi will address a tribal rally at Devadurga in Raichur district and two public meetings at Jevargi and Kalburgi in Gulbarga district, said a statement from the party. He is also scheduled to visit the Sharana Basaveshwara temple and the Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah, both in Gulbarga, in the evening.
Here's a quick look at Rahul Gandhi's schedule:
10:00 hrs: Reception at Gunj Circle, District Raichur
10:45 hrs: Reception at Kalmala, District Raichur
11:15 hrs: Reception at Gabbur, District Raichur
12:15 hrs: Tribal Rally at Devadurga, District Raichur
14:00 hrs: Reception at Hattigudir, Shahapur City, District Yadgir
14:30 hrs: Reception at Babugowda College, Shahapur City, District Yadgir
15:30 hrs: Public Meeting at Sports Stadium Ground, Jevargi, District Gulbarga
17:30 hrs: Public Meeting at Nutan School Play Ground, Kalburgi, District Gulbarga
18:30 hrs: Visit to Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, Kalburgi, District Gulbarga
19:15 hrs: Visit to Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah, District Gulbarga
The Gandhi scion had kicked-off the Congress party poll campaign on Saturday from Hospet in Bellary district, about 350km northwest of Bengaluru.
Launching an attack on the BJP over the issue of corruption, the Congress president on Sunday said when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in power in the state, there were "scams one after the other". However, Congress's Siddaramaiah government had a scam- free rule.
"In the last five years there was not even a single scam, and during their (BJP) time there were scams one after the other, from mining to what not, different scams," he said while addressing a rally in north Karnataka.
The Election Commission is yet to announce the schedule of the Karnataka Assembly polls.
A high-voltage election has already begun with the leaders of the Congress and BJP exchanging barbs both on social media and on the ground.
Gandhi said there were two types of governments the world over - one which works for industrialists, and other for the poor.
"The Modi government, which works for the rich, is slowly waiving Rs 10 lakh crore debt of businessmen but not loans of thousands of farmers across the country reeling under the agrarian crisis," the Congress chief said.
Earlier on Sunday, Rahul was shown black flags on his arrival at Sindhnur.
With Agency inputs