Guwahati, February 24, 2019
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has started preparations for the upcoming visit of AICC president Rahul Gandhi in Guwahati on February 26th,2019. Congress president will kick-start his party’s campaign for Lok Sabha polls in Assam by addressing the party leaders from the seven states of the region.
In the last general elections, the Congress won just three seats out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the state while the BJP won seven seats. The general elections, 2019 are expected to be held in April and May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.
The Congress leader will address a rally in Guwahati and will also hold a discussion with the Northeast Congress Coordination Committee, a forum of Congress leaders from the Northeastern states.
Check out the trip itinerary
- 12:30 PM: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will arrive at the LGBI airport. After taking rest for a while at the airport, he will move towards the rally venue, Khanapara.
- 1:30 PM: He will address the rally for two hours. Then he will head towards Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra where he will address two meetings
- 3:30 PM-5 PM: He will address the meeting of the Northeast Congress Coordination Committee. The presidents of the Pradesh Congress Committees of the Northeastern states, CLP leaders, former Chief Ministers, former MPs will attend the meeting. Lok Sabha poll strategy will be chalked out
- 5 PM-6:15 PM: He will meet all the block presidents and district presidents of all the states of Northeast and then he will directly head towards the LGBI to fly back to New Delhi
“We are expecting around 1 lakh people from the different districts of the state for this rally. Each and every Congress worker is working day and night to welcome Rahul Gandhi,” said APCC president, Ripun Bora.
Bora added, “After the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill lapsed at the Rajya Sabha, all the party members here were requesting to invite Rahul Gandhi to Assam because it was because of him the Bill was not passed in the Rajya Sabha. The party workers of Assam wanted to thank him.”