Sonia, Rahul likely to visit Orissa in February

January 21st, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia GandhiBhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi are expected to visit Orissa next month to launch campaigns in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections, a party leader said Wednesday.”Although the programme details have not yet been finalised, they have assured me that they will visit the state,” state Congress president Jayadev Jena told IANS on phone from New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit the state in the second week of next month. He is scheduled to address several public meetings, Jena said.

“Sonia Gandhi has not clarified the dates of her visit next month. We are chalking out a detailed plan,” Jena said, adding that the Congress president also has plans to address some rallies.

Elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly are expected to be held in April or May.

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