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Rahul leaving for Norway, to miss RJD's rally in Bihar

By Chennabasaveshwar

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will not be able to attend the two opposition rallies in Bihar and Gujarat as he will be travelling to Oslo on the invitation of the Norwegian foreign ministry.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTI file photo

"On the invitation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be travelling to Oslo for a few days," the Congress vice president tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, "Looking forward to meeting and exchanging ideas with political and business leaders and research institutions."

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad is organising a rally of opposition parties -- BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao' -- at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on August 27.

The Congress party has planned a public meeting at Padri in Valsad district of Gujarat on September 1.

The RJD's show of strength against the BJP is likely to lose its sheen due to the absence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul apart from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. But, leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will represent the Congress at the rally, reported Hindustan Times.

However, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand Akhilesh Yadav and Hemant Soren apart from rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav will share the stage with RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

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