Goa election 2017: Rahul Gandhi to address poll rallies in state on Monday

With campaigning reaching fever pitch in Goa, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, will address public meetings in the poll-bound state on Monday. He will leave for Goa soon after he appears for his hearing in Bhiwandi court, Mumbai over the RSS-Gandhi issue.

Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a public meeting in Mapusa at 4 pm. He had earlier addressed a rally in Fatorda, near Margao, on 17 December.

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has confirmed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka will not be visiting the state for election campaign.

 Goa election 2017: Rahul Gandhi to address poll rallies in state on Monday

Rahul Gandhi. Reuters

The party (Congress) is contesting on 37 seats, while it is supporting three candidates in different constituencies.

BJP President Amit Shah and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray will also address public meetings in the state.

BJP which has been at the forefront of organising public rallies will sum up its series with two such meetings of
Amit Shah in north Goa.

Shah had addressed a public meeting on 26 January.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is in the state and has also addressed a couple of meetings in south Goa.

Shiv Sena which is contesting the election in alliance with rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar led Goa Suraksha Manch and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will have its president Uddhav Thackeray addressing a meeting at Saligao in North Goa.

Sena is contesting on four seats including the one in Saligao.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 30, 2017 11:08:12 IST