Kolkata: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will
address a rally here on September six and attend meetings in
districts as part of the membership drive of the Youth
WBPCC president Manas Bhunia said the rally to be held at
Shahid Minar maidan, would be Gandhi`s first public rally in
Kolkata as Congress general secretary and would be a morale
booster to the party.
Speaking at the Chhatra Parishad Foundation Day today
which was marred by chaos with Parishad workers climbing the
dais as soon as former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin,
arrived, Bhunia called for strengthening the Congress in West
Bengal to take on CPI(M) in the upcoming assembly elections.
"We will have to unitedly fight CPI(M) misrule," he said.
AICC secretary Jitendra Singh attended the programme
while Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee could not attend
because of his preoccupations in Delhi, party members said.