Sonia, Rahul to address Congress meet in Kanpur

March 30th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Sonia Gandhi

Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her MP son Rahul Gandhi will participate in a two-day party meet that begins in Kanpur Sunday. The Congress chief and her son will attend the meeting on Monday, party sources said.

A few central ministers are also expected to participate in the conclave that would culminate with a public rally at Kanpur’s historic Phoolbagh ground.

The event is seen as a launching pad for revival of the Congress in the state where it is virtually dormant after having ruled for nearly four decades.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shriprakash Jaiswal, who is also a Lok Sabha member from Kanpur, is the main organiser of the event.

Prominent among other leaders involved in the preparations for the event are former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and party general secretary Digvijay Singh and state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi. Both the leaders have been camping in the town for the past few days.

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