Congress' padyatra in Goa from November 14

Panaji: The Congress party in Goa has announced its 'padyatra' and rally beginning here on the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14 and will culminate on the birthday of its President Sonia Gandhi next month.

Subhash Shirodkar, President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, told reporters yesterday that the programme will be formally launched on November 14 at Polem, the southernmost part of Goa and will end in Panaji on December 9.

Sonia Gandhi may not have contributed for the liberation of Goa but her family has helped Goa to get statehood and overall development of the state, Shirodkar said responding to a question.

The party has decided to visit 30 out of 40 constituencies during the yatra, which will be flagged off by All India Congress Committee's Goa Observer Jagmit Singh Brar, AICC Secretary Sudhakar Reddy and State Chief Minister Digambar Kamat.

Shirodkar said around 400 workers from party?s frontal organisations would be participating in yatra.