Congress president Rahul Gandhi appeared upbeat as he launched the party's campaign in poll- bound Meghalaya today, saying that he encountered huge crowds and felt the excitement among the people there.
"Huge crowds, excitement and energy here in #Meghalaya, where we launched our campaign today for the assembly elections," he said on Twitter.
In another tweet, he underlined his family's bonds with the people of the north-east.
"My family and I have had a special bond with the people of the North East and I enjoy renewing and strengthening that bond with every visit. #OneMeghalaya," he tweeted.
Gandhi, who is currently on a two-day visit to the north-eastern state, attended a meeting with party leaders in Jowai earlier in the day.
One of the five states and Union Territories under Congress rule at present, Meghalaya goes to the polls on February 27. Counting of votes will be held on March 3.
Besides Meghalaya, the Congress is in power in Karnataka, Mizoram, Punjab and Puducherry, a Union Territory.