Rahul Gandhi to address public meeting in Odisha's Cuttack during one-day visit to state on 25 January

Bhubaneswar: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting in Cuttack during his one-day visit to Odisha on 25 January, OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said on Tuesday.

"Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting at Bali Yatra ground in Cuttack during his Odisha visit on January 25," Patnaik said after a preparatory meeting in Bhubaneswar.

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Patnaik said the OPCC on Tuesday finalised Rahul Gandhi's public meeting venue at the preparatory meeting.

"Mr Gandhi will reach Bhubaneswar at about 10 am on January 25 and then meet some intellectuals in the city before attending a workers meeting in Cuttack. He will join the public meeting at about 2.30 pm," Patnaik said.

He said Rahul Gandhi will also visit the state in February.

Gandhi's visit assumes significance as Odisha is preparing for twin elections to the state Assembly and the Lok Sabha later this year.

The prime minister, who visited the state on 24 December and 5 January, is also scheduled to attend another public meeting at Bolangir next week.

BJP president Amit Shah will also visit Odisha on 18 January and attend booth level workers' meeting at Cuttack.

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2019 22:36:15 IST

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