Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Ram Madhav said the BJP has asked the Election Commission to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as early as possible. Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar is expected to join Congress in the presence of Rahul Gandhi today.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit the party bastions of Amethi, Rae Bareli and Faizabad beginning today, in her next leg of campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. In West Bengal, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to release her party’s manifesto in the state capital.
Earlier this month, Gandhi had taken river route to visit parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi. She will arrive in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of her brother Rahul Gandhi, and hold a meeting with booth-level party presidents. The leader is said to interact with 1,965 party booth presidents at the AH Inter college in Musafirkhana. After the meeting, she will leave for Rae Bareli where she will hold a programme on Thursday.
The AICC general secretary’s visit to Faizabad has been rescheduled for March 29. She was earlier scheduled to visit the temple town on March 27. The detailed programme of the Congress leader is being worked out, party sources added.
Meanwhile, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to release her party’s manifesto in Kolkata today. The party is expected to include solution for Kashmir issue in its poll paper. Besides that, issues ranging from unemployment to farmers’ policy may also find a mention in Trinamool’s poll promise.
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