UP: Rahul's roadshow in three districts cancelled

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Lucknow, Apr 18: The roadshow of Congress' star campaigner in the Uttar &13;Pradesh assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi, has been cancelled due to 'unavoidable &13;reasons.'' Rahul was to begin his fifth round of roadshow today from &13;Barabanki. However, the Amethi MP would reach Balrampur tomorrow to &13;resmue his roadshow. He would also hold a public meeting in Basti tomorrow and &13;hold extensive 'jan sampark' (roadshow) in Bahraich.

UPCC president &13;Salman Khurshid, however, will be present in the three districts where Rahul was &13;to hold roadshow today. ''The routes and timings will remain the same. Instead &13;of Mr Gandhi, Mr Khurshid will hold the programmes,'' UP Congress spokesperson &13;Virendra Madan said here.

On Friday, the last day of his latest roadshow, &13;Rahul would traverse through Gonda and Siddharth Nagar districts, addressing &13;meetings along with holding 'jan sampark' or roadshows.

Meanwhile, Prime &13;Minister Manmohan Singh will be back in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to address &13;public meetings in favour of Congress candidates for the ongoing assembly &13;elections.

This would be the Prime Minister's second visit to the state. &13;He was in Pilibhit on Sunday to campaign for party candidates in the &13;district.

AICC President Sonia Gandhi would also address separate public &13;meetings on April 20 for party candidates.

While Dr Singh will address &13;public meeting at Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich, Ms Gandhi would campaign for &13;party candidates in Basti and Balrampur. This would be Ms Gandhi's third round &13;of campaigning in the state for the ongoing elections. On Sunday, she campaigned &13;in Barabanki.

These districts are going to poll during the fourth phase &13;on April 23.


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