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Congress chief connects with people in north Karnataka

IANS  |  Hospet (Karnataka) 

on Saturday connected with the people in district of after receiving a rousing reception on his four-day visit to the poll-bound state.

On his maiden visit to the southern state after taking over as the in December, kicked off the party poll campaign on Saturday from Hospet in district, about 350km northwest of Bengaluru.

In constituency, his mother and the then had defeated in the 1999

Calling his tour in the state as 'Yatre' (a journey for people's blessings), interacted with thousands of people and party cadres from the north region.

Gandhi also met the beneficiaries of Article 371-J under which people from the old Hyderabad-region are given employment and seats for education on priority.

"I share a special connection with Bellary. You stood by and chose her when she needed you," the said at a party rally here.

He had also visited in the neighbouring town and Gavi Siddheswara Lingayat Mutt and met its

Gandhi later addressed a 'corner meeting' in Koppal, attended by hundreds of men, women and children from the district.

A special bus has been arranged for the for his four-day visit.

On Sunday, Gandhi will travel by road for public receptions at Kushtagi, Kankagiri and Gangavati, followed by a public meeting at Karatagi in district.

He will be touring Raichur, Yadgir and Kalaburgi districts to interact with farmers, youths and students.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 21:18 IST