Rahul Gandhi likely to participate in Gujarat padyatra

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Ahmedabad, Feb 6: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is likely to participate in the concluding leg of the Gujarat Pradesh Youth Congress's (GPYC) Vikas Khoj Padyatra and speak at a public meeting on the concluding day of the programme in South Gujarat's Bardoli on February 8, an Indian Express report said.

The Congress's event is being projected as a counter-move to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's campaign too build the Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the Narmada River.

The padyatra is seen as a counter-move to Modi's Statue of Unity campaign

Patel had led the Baardoli Kishan Satyagraha in 1928 whichhad won him the title of 'Sardar'. Modi has started a campaign to collect iron pieces from farmers across the nation to build a 182-metre statue of Patel, which will be the tallest in the world.

According to the report, Rahul Gandhi is likely to boost Congress youth workers and also meet the tribals in the state ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The Gandhi scion had taken in a walking rally in Gujarat was in 2005 to commemorate the 75 years of the Mahatma's famous Dandi March.

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