Rahul Gandhi to visit J

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Jammu, Nov 26 (UNI) Congress youth icon and All India General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive here on November 28 to intensify his party's election campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, a Party spokesman said today.

The Lok Sabha MP, who will be campaigning in Jammu and Kashmir for the first time, will address an election rally in Kupwara district, five Assembly constituencies, which goes to poll on November 30, a Congress spokesman said.

''After public meeting in Kupwara, Mr Gandhi will fly down to Udhampur town to address an election rally on November 28,'' the spokesman told UNI.

Eleven constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, including three in Udhampur district, will go to polls on December 13.

Besides Mr Gandhi, his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also visit Jammu and Kashmir to woo voters for the remaining five phases of ongoing seven-phased Assembly elections in the state.

Ms Gandhi would visit the state on December 3 to campaign for the party candidates, the spokesman added.

She will address public meetings in Uri in Kashmir and in the Doda district of Jammu region.

In the second week of December the Prime Minister would come to rally voters for the sixth and seventh phases.

Dr Singh will follow Ms Gandhi to campaign for six and the final phases of polls in the state.


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