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Delhi polls: 'Rahul Gandhi's road show in Okhla cancelled'

  Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s road show in Okhla area of South Delhi has been cancelled, a news aganecy reported on Thursday.

Updated: Feb 05, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

New Delhi:  Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s road show in Okhla area of South Delhi has been cancelled, a news aganecy reported on Thursday.

Rahul had, yesterday,  held a massive road show in Old Delhi areas during which he was showered with flower petals.  People, cutting across community, religion and social rank, were seen rallying behind Gandhi, who was on an open pick-up truck.

The roadshow had passed started from Sadar Bazar and ended at  the Jama Masjid in Matia Mahal constituency.

“You can see people from across all communities and religions today showered us with rose petals during Rahul Gandhiji’s roadshow and we are confident that the flower petals showered upon us will translate into as many votes,” General Secretary Ajay Maken, who accompanied Gandhi during the event, said.

Congress, which ruled Delhi for three consecutive terms, was ousted by debutant Aam Aadmi Party in the 2013 Assembly polls.

But, the otherwise synchronised movement of Congress party’s parade, was slightly upset by a group of young AAP supporters, who chanted “jhadoo, paanch saal Kejriwal”, when Gandhi’s vehicle passed by them, in Lal Kuan area in Ballimaran constituency.

Congress, in last Delhi polls, had finished a poor third with a meagre eight seats, while AAP had garnered 28. BJP came out as the single-largest party with 31 seats, falling short of a majority.

With PTI inputs