Sonia, Rahul Gandhi all set to campaign in East UP

March 31st, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Lucknow, Mar 31 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be campaigning for party candidates in eastern Uttar Pradesh from April 3 onwards.

Uttar Pradesh will go to Lok Sabha polls in the first phase.

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi will be addressing election rallies at Maharajganj, Kushinagar and Robertsganj on April 3 and Sonia Gandhi would be campaigning for party candidates in Basgaon, Salempur and Varanasi on April 5.

Both Rahul and Sonia are likely to file their nomination papers from Amethi and Rae Bareilly constituencies on April 4 and April 6 respectively, sources said.

While Union Minister of state for small and medium industries Mahavir Prasad is contesting from Basgaon seat, senior party leader Bhola Pandey is contesting from Salempur.

Ramadhar Joseph, Harshvardhan and RPN Singh are contesting from Robertsganj, Maharajganj and Kushinagar seats respectively.

Sitting MP Rajesh Mishra would stand for the Varanasi constituency.

The elections in Uttar Pradesh would be held in five phases: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and May 13. (ANI)

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