Sonia, Rahul to jointly address rally in Amethi Monday (Lead)

December 20th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, will jointly address a public rally in Gauriganj in his Amethi constituency Monday, party officials said here Saturday.”They will be participating as the chief guests in the Priyadarshani Project and Mega Credit Camp organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Bank. The trust was formed at Rahul Gandhi’s initiative to promote women self-help groups,” Uttar Pradesh Congress spokesperson A.K. Singh told IANS.

The camp has been organised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), he added.

Rahul Gandhi, who was in Amethi since Thursday, flew back to New Delhi Friday evening, and is now scheduled to be back Monday along with his mother.

Sonia Gandhi will be in Amethi after a long gap, though she has been frequently visiting her own Rae Bareli constituency that adjoins Amethi.

Amethi was earlier the constituency of Rahul Gandhi’s father, late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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