Guwahati, February 26, 2019
Congress president Rahul Gandhi to kick off his party’s campaign for the forthcoming general elections in Assam’s Guwahati on February 26th, 2019.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has set the stage to welcome Congress president who “who stood firm and defeated the anti-constitutional Citizenship (Amendment) Bill”.
To welcome Rahul, mini-trucks playing election songs are making rounds in the Guwahati city. Booth-level workers from all across the state are arriving at the Assam PCC headquarters at Rajiv Bhawan to welcome Rahul.
More than 1 lakh people are expected to attend the public rally at the Khanapara Veterinary Field in Guwahati. Rahul will also address the newly constituted North East Co-ordination Committee (NECCC) which comprises of former chief ministers of the party in the Northeast region along with Pradesh Congress Committee presidents of the region, including Sikkim.
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.
- 12:30 PM: Arrival at Guwahati Airport
- 12:35 PM-1:00 PM: Reserve at VIP lounge, Airport
- 1:00 PM-1:30 PM: By Road: Airport to Public Meeting Venue
- 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Public Meeting
- 3:30 PM-4:15 PM: Reserve
- 4:15 PM -5:45 PM: NECCC meeting
- 5:45 PM -6:30 PM: Interaction with North-East DCC & BCC Presidents
- Departure to Delhi