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Rahul Gandhi to start Congress campaign for Assam assembly polls today

This will be the maiden visit of Rahul Gandhi to the poll-bound Assam this year

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing media at AICC HQ in New Delhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing media at AICC HQ in New Delhi

leader on Sunday will kick-start the party's campaign for the upcoming Assembly in Assam. He will address a rally in Sivasagar.

This will be the maiden visit of to the poll-bound Assam this year. Notably, had announced last month that it will form an alliance with five political parties to challenge the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming state Assembly polls.

Addressing a press conference on January 20 in Guwahati, Ripun Bora, President, Assam had said, "In upcoming Assam Assembly polls, Congress, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India (CPI), CPI (Marxist), CPI (Marxist-Leninist) and Anchalik Gana Morcha will fight together to oust BJP. We will keep our doors open for other regional and anti-BJP parties to join us."The for the 126-seat Assam Assembly are likely to take place in April-May this year. However, the election schedule is yet to be announced by the Election Commission of India.

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First Published: Sun, February 14 2021. 07:15 IST