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  1. Punjab Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Punjab today

Punjab Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Punjab today

The Congress will launch a mega offensive against the Badals in Punjab during the joint public rallies by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 27, 2017 8:26 AM
The Congress will launch a mega offensive against the Badals in Punjab during the joint public rallies by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday. (AP) The Congress will launch a mega offensive against the Badals in Punjab during the joint public rallies by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday. (AP)

The Congress will launch a mega offensive against the Badals in Punjab during the joint public rallies by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday. Rahul will arrive in Punjab on a three-day electioneering tour, the highlights of which will be joint public rallies with leaders Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu in Majitha, Jalalabad and Lambi.

Rahul will campaign in Rampura Phul, Talwandi Sabo and Bathinda Urban, besides Majthia on Friday. While Amarinder is taking on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi, Jalalabad is the constituency from where Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is contesting.

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Majitha is the battleground for the Badals’s kin and close associate Bikram Singh Majithia. On January 28, Rahul would visit Jalalabad, Budlada and Dhuri and address different election rallies. January 29 has been scheduled for Rahul’s public meetings in Gidderbaha and Lambi.

Punjab will vote on February 4 and the counting will take place on March 11.

“He will also address meeting in Lambi, the constituency represented by Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, who has been challenged Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh from the seat. Rahul Gandhi will also address some public meetings in Jalalabad, the constituency represented by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal,” according to PTI report.

The Congress is facing a triangular contest in Punjab with the ruling Akali Dal-BJP and new entrant AAP.
The party has been out of power for last decade in the state.

(With agency inputs)

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