Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Vasundhara Raje’s home turf Jhalawar

Rahul Gandhi will resume campaigning for two days in poll-bound Rajasthan.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Vasundhara Raje’s home turf Jhalawar

JAIPUR: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will arrive on a two-day visit to poll-bound Rajasthan from Wednesday during which he will hold roadshows and public meetings in Kota, Jhalawar and Sikar districts which together have 18 assembly seats.

In the first leg of his visit, the Congress chief would cover Hadauti region, comprising Kota, Jhalawar, Baran and nearby areas which had been rocked by a large number of farmers' suicide.

In the second leg of his visit, the Gandhi scion would be in Sikar district, according to Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot. 

Sikar is a part of the Shekhawati region dominated by farmers.

Rahul will address his first rally in Jhalawar – the home turf of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje -  and follow it up with a nearly 100-km roadshow from Jhalawar to Kota, where he will stay at night.

The Congress chief will address a state convention of Mahila Congress at Kota on October 25, after which he would fly to Sikar to address a 'Sankalp Rally', Pilot said.

"The Congress is well placed in Jhalawar where I and Leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi undertook 'kisan Nyay Yatra' 10 months ago. Gandhi's visit to Jhalawar will give a boost to the party there," Pilot added.

Pilot claimed the farmers in both the region are facing distress.

“Almost half of the farmers' suicide occurred in that region only and there is resentment among them against the chief minister and the government,” Pilot said.

State's Chief Minister Raje represents Jhalrapatan Assembly constituency in Jhalawar while her son Dushyant Singh is the member of Parliament from Jhalawar-Baran.

Jhalawar shares its border with Madhya Pradesh, which too is going to polls on November 28.

In Rajasthan, where assembly polls will be held on December 7, the Congress president has already conducted meetings in Jaipur, Dungarpur, Bikaner and road shows in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Dholpur and Dausa.