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Rahul to hold public meetings in Karnataka

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

would be on a four-day visit in poll-bound from Saturday to connect with people through public meetings and group inter-actions, a said on Friday.

"As is visiting the state for the first time after becoming in December, he wants to meet the people, interact with them and listen to their concerns ahead of the polls in the state," and lawmaker told IANS here.

With assembly polls due in late April or early May, the has scheduled a series of public interactions, road-side meetings and public rallies over the next four days in the state's northern districts of Ballari, Koppal, and Kalaburgi.

"will inform the people about the policies, programmes and achievements of the during the last five years and how the various social welfare schemes have benefitted them," said Ugrappa.

On arriving at Ballari from by special flight, Gandhi will address a public meeting at Hospet on Saturday afternoon and meet beneficiaries of Article 371-J under which people from the old Hyderabad-region are given employment and seats for education on preference and priority.

He will also visit in the neighbouring town and Gavi Siddheswara Lingayat Mutt to meet its He will address a public meeting at Kukanur near Yelburga in district in the evening.

"Rahu's visit to temples, mutts and dargahs is personal and in the tradition of who used to do the same, which people respect and admire as their places of worship are considered pious," said Ugrappa.

On the second day of his visit, Gandhi will travel on road for public receptions at Kushtagi, Kankagiri and Gangavati, followed by a public meeting at Karatagi in

"The state unit of the Youth will hold reception for Gandhi at Sindhanoor in the adjacent district. He will also interact with farmers on Sunday," said Ugrappa.

On the third day, Gandhi will visit Raichur, and Kalaburgi districts for public receptions, participate in a tribal rally at Devadurga in district, interact with youth and students at Shahpur in district, followed by public meetings at Jewargi and Kalaburgi towns.

On the fourth and final day, Gandhi will interact with professionals and business community at Kalaburgi and fly to Basavakalyan by a chopper to visit Anubhava Mantapa in district.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 23:32 IST