GUWAHATI: The Congress party is all set to get a leg up in its electioneering in Assam with the arrival of General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who will arrive in the state for a 2-day visit on March 1 next. The state is gearing up for polls, which will be held in 3 phases from March 27 to April 6 to elect 126 MLAs to the 14th Assam Legislative Assembly.
Gandhi will land in Lakhimpur airport on Monday, after which she will take part in road rallies with other party leaders, as part of the party’s #AssamBachaoAhok campaign, which has seen the Grand Old Party reach all corners of the state.
Bobbeeta Sharma, the Chairperson of the Congress’ Media Cell, told Inside NE: “On March 1, Mrs. Gandhi will land in Lakhimpur. From there, she will proceed by road to Biswanath. There, she will take part in a special interaction with rural women from Gohpur. She will spend the night in Biswanath Chariali. The next day, she will leave for Tezpur, where she will take part in massive rallies and processions A rally has been planned at the Hazrapar playground.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kicked off the party’s assembly poll campaign in Assam on February 14.
Rahul Gandhi kick-started his poll campaign in the poll-bound state at Sivasagar Boarding Field in Upper Assam’s Sivasagar district.
Earlier on January 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started his poll campaign for BJP in Assam from Sivasagar.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) said that all preparations were made for the first rally of Rahul Gandhi in the state ahead of the assembly polls.
Assam Congress has taken up a poll campaign ‘Assam Bachao’ (Save Assam) across the state by aiming to oust BJP from power.
Under the campaign ‘Assam Bachao’, the Congress party leaders, workers will visit and interact with the all stakeholders like as NGOs, organizations, civil society groups of the state and will take their opinions about the party manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls which is scheduled in April-May this year.
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