Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi along with his family members on his way to file nomination papers for Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Amethi on April 12, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Delhi Polls: Rahul Enters Political Battlefield, To Hold Congress Roadshow in Kalkaji Today

After BJP’s Kiran Bedi and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now in the field and is all set to hold a roadshow to campaign South Delhi’s Kalkaji Assembly constituency on Tuesday ahead of the Delhi elections.

Rahul will be accompanied with Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Arvind Singh Lovely, former MP Ramesh Kumar, Kalkaji candidate Subhash Chopra and nominees of a few other constituencies during the roadshow, which will begin from Transit Camp in Kalkaji Assembly constituency.

While Congress is likely to boost its campaign ahead of the polls from January 25 to February 5, the party may hold about 150 meetings reportedly.

As per reports, Congress had initially planned to hold a massive public rally intended as a show of strength before the notification of the polls earlier in January at Ramlila Maidan. But it was suspended when BJP declared of its rally at the same venue on January 10, which was led by Narendra Modi.

Congress has witnessed a massive downfall in the last assembly poll in the national capital and could win only 8 seats in the elections in 2013.

While being in a political battlefield with two major opponents, the party has assured of setting up cyber cafe, expansion of Delhi metro, concession metro passes to students, significant cut in power rates, wi-fi facilities in public transport, waving off pending water bills and ensuring a graft-free administration in its manifesto this year.

Meanwhile, as per reports, some of the senior Congress leaders have reportedly said that they don’t have any hope in the involvement of Rahul Gandhi during the campaign, mentioning that the roadshows and rallies will have no impact and will be of no use as he lacks connection with common people.

However, Rahul will hold two events and Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi will also address a public meeting, which is likely to schedule on February 1 at 2 pm reportedly, at a ground near Meethapur, Badarpur.

Sonia Gandhi is expected to unveil a “vision for resettlement colonies” during the meeting. Also, as per the party, it will also release the manifesto with its second part on February 2, which will specially focus on the urban poor.


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