With bus yatra, Rahul, Priyanka to launch campaign in poll-bound Telanganatext_fields
Hyderabad: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress party leaders, will launch the party's campaign with a bus yatra on Wednesday in Telangana ahead of the assembly elections on November 30. At 3:30 pm, a special flight carrying the AICC leaders will land at Begumpet airport, from which they will take a helicopter to the Ramappa temple.
After offering prayers at the shrine, they will launch the bus yatra, and later address a rally and also interact with women, party sources said. While Priyanka is set to return to New Delhi after the rally, Rahul would continue to attend events in the state, they said.
Danasari Anasuya, popularly known as Seethakka, Congress MLA from Mulugu told PTI that Rahul Gandhi will stay in Bhupalpally tonight. "They will reach Ramappa temple at 4.30 pm and around 5 PM they will address a public meeting. Afterwards, there will be a bus yatra up to Bhupalpally (about 30 km)," she said.
According to Congress sources, the 3-day yatra from October 18 will cover eight constituencies. Rahul Gandhi will meet with workers of the state-run mining firm Singareni Collieries and attend public meetings at Peddapalli and Karimnagar (night halt ) on October 19.
On October 20, he will take part in a meeting of farmers at Jagtial and attend programmes at other places, including Armoor and Nizamabad. During his tour of Telangana, Rahul Gandhi is also expected to visit the Nizam Sugar Factory in Bodhan and interact with turmeric and sugarcane farmers at Armoor.
With PTI inputs