Rahul Gandhi to kick off campaign in UP after dargah visit

Written by PTI | Barabanki | Updated: Feb 26 2014, 01:36am hrs
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will formally kick off election campaign in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh after paying obeisance at the famous dargah of Sufi saint, Haji Waris Ali Shah here on February 28.

Rahul would pay his respects at the dargah at Deva before holding a road-show and interact with people at a programme, Congress sources said.

Rahul was scheduled to visit the dargah before the 2009 Lok Sabha elections also, but it was cancelled due to some reason, the sources said, adding that it would be the Congress vice-president's first visit to the dargah.

India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is said to have visited the dargah in 1946 but there is documentary evidence of it.