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Rahul to kick off Cong poll campaign in Rajasthan today

Rahul to kick off Cong poll campaign in Rajasthan today

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will kick off the election campaign of Congress in party-ruled Rajasthan by addressing an election rally in tribal-dominated Salumbar assembly constituency of Udiapur division Wednesday, which will be followed by two rallies of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

The rally of Congress in Rajasthan is happening a day after Narendra Modi's Jaipur rally. Kamat, however, says Gandhi' plan to kick off the election campaign in Rajasthan was finalised more than three weeks ago and "who knows BJP might have done it a day after knowing about Gandhi's programme."

Party general secretary in-charge for the state Gurudas Kamath said while Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies this week in the state--in Salumbar Wednesday and Baran on September 17, he has put in a request for finalising the dates of the Congress President's rallies in Bhilwara and Barmer.

He also took a dig at Modi over the controversy over a purported direction by BJP asking Muslims to come dressed in skull caps and burqas for Modi's rally.

"Modi did not give even a single ticket to Muslims in Gujarat assembly elections. By this, he showed his hatred for the community. Suddenly, they are remembering Muslims. They will not get their votes by such gimmicks," Kamat said.

BJP, however, claimed the direction by its minority cell has been "misunderstood" and no distinction had been made on the basis of religion.

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