New Delhi, Sep 18, 2017: In a bid to leave no stone unturned to win the Gujarat Assembly election, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will commence his poll campaign from Devbhoomi Dwaraka after returning from the United States.
According to Gujarat Congress’ senior leader Shakti Sinh Gohil, Rahul will campaign in Saurashtra from September 25 to September 27.
Speaking to media, Gohil said “To defeat Kaurvas, Pandvas went to Lord Krishna for his blessing and guidance. That’s why we are also starting our party’s poll campaign after seeking Lord Krishna’s blessings.”
The Gujarat Congress has divided Gujarat into four zones namely first zone Saurashtra and Kutch; second zone North Gujarat and third zone comprises of parts of Central Gujarat; South Gujarat and fourth zone Central Gujarat. In each segment, Congress Vice President will campaign for at least 3 days.
In his Saurashtra tour, Gandhi will start the campaign from Dwarka, will visit Jamnagar, Rajkot and Chotila. He is most likely to attend Dandiya function too.
Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot said that the tour route will be finalised in a high level meeting which will take place on September 18 in Ahmedabad.
In view of the recent setback to the party during the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections when as many as 14 legislators quit the Congress and eight of them voted for the BJP against the official nominee Ahmed Patel, the opposition party is trying to ensure its flock remains together.