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Congress' CWC meet, rally in Gujarat on March 12

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The Working Committee (CWC) meeting will be held at in on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming polls.

The meeting would be followed by a mega rally at Adalaj town in where Vadra is likely to address her first public rally after entering

CWC, the highest decision-making body of the Congress, will be meeting in Gujarat, the home state of Narendra Modi, for the first time since 1961, after a gap of 58 years.

will also join the on Tuesday in the presence of party

After the meeting at the building, senior Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, UPC and former Manmohan Singh, as well as current and former ministers will attend the 'Jan Sankalp' rally', said.

Before the CWC meet, senior party leaders will visit the Gandhi Ashram to attend a prayer meet.

The leaders will pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi as March 12 marks the launch of the historic Dandi March by him from the Sabarmati Ashram here in 1930. Besides, 2019 is also being celebrated as the 150th birth anniversary year of the Father of the Nation.

The Congress is expecting a crowd of over three lakh people in the home turf of Modi and ahead of the polls, a said.

This will be Rahul Gandhi's second visit to within a month in the run-up to the polls. He earlier addressed a rally in Valsad district February 14.

In 1961, the CWC meet was held at Bhavnagar in

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 14:50 IST