I am a Mahatma Gandhi follower, writes Rahul as he arrives in Gujarat

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi began his two-day visit to Gujarat.

Updated: Oct 03, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Ahmedabad: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi began his two-day visit to Gujarat from Thursday.

As soon as he reached Gujarat, the young Congress leader visited Mahatma Gandhi`s historic Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

Rahul spent almost 30 minutes in the ashram, from where the Mahatma had spearheaded the non-violent freedom movement of the country till he left for Dandi yatra.

"It`s always an honour for me to come to the ashram. I am a follower of Gandhi and his ideas. Thank you," Rahul wrote in the visitor`s book at the ashram.
This will be followed by a meeting of the national executive of the National Students Union of India, the Congress` student`s wing, and elected members of local self government institutions.

The following day, Gandhi will travel to Rajkot, the former Assembly constituency of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate, it said.

There he is scheduled to address a meeting of office-bearers of local party units, meet local self government members and attend an extended meeting of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee.

(With IANS inputs)