(Pics) LS election: Karnataka's fresh face of the year-Rahul Gandhi

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Bangalore, Feb 17: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's two-day visit to Karnataka showed the party some ray of hope. Clearly, his presence was celebrated and the women were left impressed by the "women-empowerment" champion.

In fact, Congress party considers Mandya, Belgaum and Udupi-Chikmagalur as safe for the Congress party during the Lok Sabha elections and wants the Gandhi scion to fight a seat from here, apart from Amethi.

However, party sources are tight-lipped about such a move and said they would be "happy" if Rahul considered the proposal. However, both Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are tight-lipped about their decisions.

On Sunday, Rahul Gandhi took part in road shows in Tumkur, Bangalore Rural, Mandya, Mysore and Chamarajanagar constituencies. His main aim was to promote women empowerment, targeting the 4% vote bank that they constitute. He was accompanied on the road show by actor and new comer Ramya, who won from Mandya with a huge margin. He also attended meetings in some other constituencies.

The central election committee, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, is expected to meet today to consider the list of candidates. (Read)

In Mysore

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being greeted by his supporters at a road show in Mysore, Karnataka on Sunday.

In Mysore

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being welcomed by his supporters at a road show in Mysore, Karnataka on Sunday.

In Tumkur

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being felicitated by women party workers at a public rally in Tumkur, in Karnataka on Sunday.

In Tumkur

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being felicitated at a public rally in Tumkur, in Karnataka on Sunday.

In Tumkur

AICC Vice President, Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah wave their hands to crowd to a public meeting in Tumkur on Sunday.

In Bengaluru

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with students in Bengaluru on Saturday.

In Bengaluru

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with students in Bengaluru on Saturday.

In Belgaum

Congrees Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally at Belgaum in Karnataka on Saturday.

In Belgaum

Congrees Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally at Belgaum in Karnataka on Saturday.

In Belgaum

Congrees Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally at Belgaum in Karnataka on Saturday.

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