Rahul`s Azamgarh trip part of a long process: Cong

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 22:18

New Delhi: Congress today said Rahul
Gandhi`s proposed visit to Azamgarh to meet college students
should not be interpreted in any other way and should be seen
as "another joint in a long chain" of the AICC General
Secretary`s countrywide interactions.

"Gandhi has been carrying on a quiet revolution among
students. He interacts with students at an all India basis...
this (Gandhi`s proposed trip to Azamgarh) has to be seen as
another joint in a long chain, a part of a long process. I
don`t think you should read and interpret it in any other
way," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.
Gandhi`s proposed visit to Azamgarh was announced by AICC
General Secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Digvijay Singh
yesterday after he had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to
give her a report on his earlier visit to the Uttar Pradesh
town, where he had raised doubts over the Batla house
encounter of September 19, 2008, sparking a controversy.

Asked about the dates of Gandhi`s visit, the Congress
spokesperson said, "No clear date or programme of Rahul
Gandhi`s visit is available now."

Singh had yesterday said that Gandhi would be holding
discussions with students of Shibli National College at
Azamgarh, which had a rich contribution to Indian freedom
struggle and with which leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal
Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru were attached.


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First Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 22:18

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