Sonia may visit ancestral home of Nehru-Gandhi family

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who will be in the city on November 25 to take part in a rally to celebrate 125 years of the party`s foundation, is likely to pay a visit to the historic Anand Bhavan.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 19:06 PM IST

Allahabad: Congress president Sonia Gandhi,
who will be in the city on November 25 to take part in a rally
to celebrate 125 years of the party`s foundation, is likely to
pay a visit to the historic Anand Bhavan -- the ancestral home
of Nehru-Gandhi family.

"Gandhi would reach K P college ground, the venue for the
rally, around noon on Thursday by a special helicopter. After
addressing the rally, she is likely to drive to Anand Bhavan
where former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi
had spent their early years," Uttar Pradesh Congress president
Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters here.

"After spending some time at the Anand Bhavan, which has
been converted into a museum in 1970, Sonia would return to
New Delhi," she said.

This would be Gandhi`s first visit to the city after the
Congress-led UPA returned to power following the Lok Sabha
elections held last year. The last time she came here was for
addressing an election rally on April 19, 2009.

Meanwhile, tight security arrangements are in place in
view of Gandhi`s visit.

A team of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) has
already arrived here and is taking stock of the places which
the Congress leader is likely to visit.

PTI