President of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Nagpur to address a public meeting ahead of the general elections. The public address will be held at Kasturchand Park on 4th of April at 5pm.
Gandhi will be seen making a vote appeal for Nagpur candidate Nana Patole as well as Ramtek candidate Kishor Gajbhiye. Congress has chanced upon holding a public meeting in the city as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be holding any despite being in Vidarbha around the same time. PM Modi held a meet at Wardha yesterday which drew a large crowd. He is scheduled to hold his second Vidarbha public meeting in Gondia tomorrow.
In the 2014 parliamentary elections too, Modi did not address any public meeting in Nagpur but was seen campaigning during the assembly elections after a few months.
According to political pundits and inside sources, PM Modi’s decision to not campaign for BJP candidate Nitin Gadkari is traced back to their stressful relation. In the last few months, Gadkari was seen condemning Modi at a few stances.
The former chief minister and state Congress chief Ashok Chavan will also be present in the city on Monday to campaign for candidate Patole.
Chavan’s first meeting will be held at Kumbhartoli, followed by one in Bhaldarpura. He will also hold meetings at Gumthala, Kamptee, Wani, and Yavatmal.
Nagpur is scheduled to vote on April 11.
Information source: timesofindia
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