by FP Staff Dec 7, 2012 12:39 IST
New Delhi: As the battle for Gujarat intensifies, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will make his first appearance in the Congress' Gujarat campaign trail from Tuesday, while Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will also hold a rally in Ahmedabad.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will also be addressing public rallies in Junagarh and Surat on Friday.
Modi on Thursday had dared Sonia to announce her party's Gujarat chief ministerial candidate before visiting the poll-bound state. "It becomes necessary for Sonia to do so after a Gujarat Congress leader (without naming Shankersinh Vaghela dressed in white kurta pyjama) declared today that he (Vaghela) was the captain of the team (Congress)," Modi told a huge public meeting in Makarapura area in Vadodara on Thursday night.
He claimed Sonia has been tense for the last 10 days before her Gujarat trip because she found it difficult to prepare the final draft of her speech fearing that any error could come in for criticism. The Chief Minister also advised Sonia and Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to do proper homework before making speeches during their visit to the state where polling is scheduled for December 13 and 17.
(With PTI inputs)
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