Sonia Gandhi gets rousing welcome in Rae BareliJune 11th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Congress president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived in Rae Bareli Thursday with her daughter Priyanka to a rousing welcome by supporters.
This is Sonia’s first visit to her parliamentary constituency after last month’s Lok Sabha elections.
Sonia, on a day-long visit, will hold meetings with the party workers at the Feroz Gandhi Degree College. She will also meet the general public to know about the civic problems in their localities, a party official said. Rae Bareli is about 80 km from Lucknow.
The media has not been allowed to cover the meetings.
In the evening, Sonia is expected to meet a delegation of shopkeepers over the “poor supply” of power in Rae Bareli, the party leader said.
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