10 days after PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi pads up for visit to Odisha on January 25
- | Tuesday | 8th January, 2019
BHUBANESWAR: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit the state on January 25, the party announced on Monday.Rahul’s visit will come 10 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tours Balangir on January 15. BJP president Amit Shah is also scheduled to visit Odisha on January 18 and attend a booth-level workers’ meeting in Cuttack It recently finalized the names of candidates for 44 out of the 147 assembly constituencies in the state.The BJD seems unfazed about Rahul’s visit. Jena and former MLA Krishna Sagaria have criticized Niranjan’s functioning as party president for some time. This will be Rahul’s first visit to Odisha after Niranjan was appointed state party president in April 2018.To revive its base in the state, Congress had launched a Jan Sampark and Jagaran Yatra — a public outreach campaign — in October last year.
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