Rahul Gandhi arrives on brief visit to Vidarbha

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Nagpur, Jul 18 (UNI) All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here today on a brief visit to Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

Mr Gandhi arrived here from New Delhi by air this morning, and immediately left for Yavatmal by road, party sources said. He is expected to visit some villages in Yavatmal and Washim districts of the region and meet the families of farmers who have committed suicide due to indebtedness, they said.

The young MP was originally scheduled to visit Baba Amte's Anandwan in Chandrapur district and spend a better part of two days in the region. However, the visit has now been curtailed to just over a day, the sources said.

Mr Gandhi is expected to camp in Yavatmal tonight, and visit Mahatma Gandhi's Sewagram Ashram in Wardha district on his way back to Nagpur, before boarding a flight back to New Delhi tomorrow morning, the sources added.

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