Sonia Gandhi will not attend election rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh, Rahul to address the public, says state Congress committee

  • Sonia Gandhi, who was scheduled to address an election rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh, will not be able to attend the public meeting due to 'unavoidable reasons'.

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address the public meeting at Mahendragarh in the afternoon.

  • The rally on the penultimate day of poll campaign end would have been Sonia Gandhi's first election campaign address after becoming interim party chief.

Chandigarh/New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was scheduled to address an election rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh on Friday, will not be able to attend the public meeting due to "unavoidable reasons", the state Congress unit said.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address the public meeting at Mahendragarh in the afternoon.

 Sonia Gandhi will not attend election rally in Haryanas Mahendragarh, Rahul to address the public, says state Congress committee

File image of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. PTI

The rally on the penultimate day of poll campaign end would have been Sonia Gandhi's first election campaign address after becoming interim party chief.

The public meeting is scheduled to be held at the government college sports complex in Mahendragarh.

"@RahulGandhi ji will be addressing a public meeting at Mahendragarh today, at 2 PM. @INCIndia President Sonia Gandhi ji will not be able to attend the meeting due to unavoidable reasons," the Haryana Congress said in a tweet.

Rahul Gandhi has already held rallies for the 21 October assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.

This will be Rahul Gandhi's second rally in Haryana. He had addressed the first one on 14 October in Nuh in the Mewat region.

"Congress president Sonia Gandhi will not be able to address the Mahendergarh rally due to unavoidable reasons. Now, Rahulji will be addressing the rally in the afternoon in her place," Congress leader and party candidate from Mahendergarh, Rao Daan Singh, told PTI over the phone.

Singh is pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party minister Ram Bilas Sharma.

Updated Date: Oct 18, 2019 13:18:53 IST