Rahul Gandhi to visit Maharashtra, interact with voters

Written by Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: Mar 4 2014, 00:39am hrs
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be in Maharashtra on a two-day tour from March 5 and is scheduled to spend a day in Mumbai interacting with voters.

Rahul will first interact with engineering and other degree course students at Shirpur in tribal Dhule district on March 5, MPCC spokesperson Sachin Sawant said here today.

In the afternoon, he will address a public rally at Aurangabad, after which he will interact with people on the Dhule-Shirpur road.

On March 6, the Congress leader will interact with fishermen at Versova, after which he will address a public rally at Sonale village, Bhiwandi bypass, in Thane district.

AICC General Secretary in-charge of Maharashtra affairs Mohan Prakash, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and MPCC president Manikrao Thakre will accompany Rahul during the tour.

Ruling Congress-NCP coalition in Maharashtra will be contesting the Lok Sabha polls with the same 26:22 seat-sharing formula adopted during the last elections, with Congress contesting 26 of the total 48 LS seats in the state.

There are 17 Congress members from the state in the outgoing Lok Sabha while NCP has eight.