Rahul Gandhi to visit WB on Sept 14

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will make a three-day whirlwind tour of nine districts in West Bengal from September 14 in a bid to rejuvenate the party in the state, which is going to the polls next year.

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2010, 20:31 PM IST

Kolkata: AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will make a three-day whirlwind tour of nine districts in West Bengal from September 14 in a bid to rejuvenate the party in the state, which is going to the polls next year.

This would be his second visit to the state within a fortnight. Gandhi had addressed a public rally in the metropolis on September 6.

"Gandhi would begin his tour from Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan on September 14 after which he would interact with party workers from Birbhum, Burdwan, Durgapur, Berhampur and Jangipur who wanted to contest the Youth Congress election," State Congress president Manas Bhunia told reporters here.

On the same day he would visit Basirhat in North 24 Parganas and Garden Reach in South 24 Paraganas and interact with potential YC candidates. He would also address a minority convention at Garden Reach.

Gandhi would visit Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Balurghat on September 15. He would interact with tea and tribal workers and candidates in Jalpaiguri district.

Similar interactive session would be held at Balurghat in Dakshin Dinapur district and a scheduled caste convention in Cooch Behar district on the same day.

Gandhi who would address a press conference here on September 16 and would visit Howrah district. He would hold an interactive session with potential YC candidates at Howrah, Asansol and Garbeta in West Midnapore district before leaving for Delhi.

Bhunia said Gandhi`s visit would provide momentum to Congress in the state.

PTI