Rahul Gandhi starts youth Congress membership campaign

February 22nd, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Rajkot, Feb 22 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today visited the border district of Kutch in Gujarat to further accelerate the youth Congress membership campaign.

Gandhi will pay homage to Kasturba Gandhi on her death anniversary today at Gandhiji’’s ancestral home in Rajkot.

He will then meet local youth Congress leaders at Kishanpara chowk in Rajkot and interact with women from the Young Women’’s Convention at Hemu Gadhvi Hall.

Gandhi will also visit Bhujodi to see Kutchi handicrafts and meet artisans.

This is his third visit to Gujarat in last the 20 days, just ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress party has started a pilot project in Punjab to increase the strength of the Youth Congress through open elections.

In Punjab, the strength of the Youth Congress has increased from 30,000 members to more than 3.5 lakh after the introduction of the project. (ANI)

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