Rahul Gandhi likely to ring in 2010 in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer: Away from the hurly-burly of politics, young Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to usher in the New Year in the sands of this border town.

The Gandhi family scion, who criss-crossed the country throughout the year wooing voters, visiting dalit homes and hunting young talent for the party, is likely to spend the last day of the year in Jaisalmer.

Sleuths of the Special Operations Group have landed in Jodhpur for security of the VVIP, sources said.

When contacted, SP (Jaisalmer) Vishnu Kant said he had heard about Rahul's visit, but there had been no official communication so far.

In Jaipur, PCC spokesman Satyendra Raghav said "he (Rahul) may plan a personal visit anywhere in the state."