With eye on UP polls, Rahul, Sheila to interact with party workers in Lucknow today
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party's chief ministerial candidate Shiela Dikshit for 2017 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh will interact with party workers at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow.
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit, party's chief ministerial candidate for 2017 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, will interact with party workers at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow.
According to reports, it will be a four hour-long interactive session to energise the cadre for the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The office of Rahul Gandhi tweeted this morning to confirm his presence in Lucknow.
Looking forward to being in Lucknow today to meet karyakartas. See you all at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground! https://t.co/oGSWf9CciH
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) July 29, 2016
This wil be the first major interactive session by Rahul after Congress launched the party’s election campaign by flagging off the “27 Saal - UP behaal” yatra in New Delhi early this month.
The Congress party had also constituted a new team led by state party president Raj Babbar besides declaring Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial face.
A 10-feet high open podium has also been erected to give a wider visibility to Rahul and other senior leaders at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground where about 50,000 party workers are expected to assemble from different districts.
Rahul is expected to walk along a nearly 40-feet long ramp to answer the questions from partymen at nearly a four-hour long session titled UP Declaration.
Rahul’s march to Raj Bhawan after the programme, however, has been cancelled for denial of permission for security reasons.
Babbar, along with party’s campaign committee chairman Sanjay Singh, visited the venue and reviewed the arrangements being made there.
As per programme, registration would start at about 9 am. In all, 30 control rooms and 90 registration desks have been set up to enable smooth registration process. Rahul is expected to reach the venue at about 3 pm.