Moga: Inclement weather has forced
cancellation of Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s scheduled
rallies at Moga and Kapurthala on Thursday in the run up to the
elections to the 117-member state Assembly on January 30.
Sonia was to kick-start her party`s election campaign
from the Moga rally today.
"Both the rallies - Moga followed by Kapurthala - stand
cancelled due to bad weather," a Congress spokesman told PTI.
Top Punjab Congress leaders, including state party chief
Amarinder Singh and party`s political affairs in-charge
Gulchain Singh Charak, were among others who were expected to
attend the rally.
It was to be the first big political rally in the state.
On a whirlwind tour, Sonia was to address two rallies one
each at Malwa and other at Kapurthala in Doaba region of the
Dense fog, which had been blinding the state for the past
few days, played a spoilsport for the Congressmen in the
The spokesman said that Sonia`s new programme will be