Gujarat election heats up, Sonia steps into campaign

Sonia Gandhi
Ahmedabad, Oct 3: As assembly elections in Gujarat is likely to take place soon, political parties are gearing up to start their campaigns, with an eye on the polls.

After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi getting himself busy on a state wide election campaign, it is now turn of Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress to kick-start her party's campaign in poll-bound Gujarat.

Although election commission is yet to declare the election dates in the state, but sources say elections will be conducted by November end of this year. In such a situation political parties are leaving no stone unturned to make maximum out of the remaining time left for the elections.

Sonia started her party's campaign from Rajkot in Gujarat on Wednesday, Oct 3.

Sources say she is likely to announce drought relief packages for Gujarat's farmers.

Political observers are wondering if Sonia is going to take on Congress's arch rival Narendra Modi, who had earlier said government had wasted over Rs 1,800 crore of public money on her foreign tours and treatment abroad.

Experts are saying Congress has carefully chosen Saurashtra to begin its poll campaign as it has high hopes from the region which is also a stronghold of former CM Keshubhai Patel, who recently launched the Gujarat Parivartan Party. Saurashtra, recently, also saw suicides by a number of farmers.

The Congress hopes that a triangular contest between will help win a majority of the 58 of the total 182 Assembly seats in the state.

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