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Rahul sounds poll bugle

SHILLONG: Congress president Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle as he has landed in Meghalaya with two days programme on Tuesday.

Immediately after landing in the capital city of Shillong, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family left for Jowai, the district head quarters of the Jaintia Hills district headquarters.

After being received by the traditional Garo-Khashi and Jaintia cultural troupes, Gandhi addressed his fans and party workers where the people of all ages were waiting to hear him. He said the tribal people in the north eastern state have no alternative to Congress. He exuded confidence that Congress would be able to retain power for the third consecutive term.

Then he came back to Shillong to attend another meeting of the state party leaders to take stock of the poll strategies. Then he is attending the peace concert at the Polo Ground in the evening.
Gandhi is scheduled to have breakfast with the prominent citizens, tribal and church heads on Wednesday morning.

This would be followed by his address at a programme at St Edmund’s College.

The AICC leader, however, has skipped his Tura visit for security reasons. “But the people of Tura (Garo Hills) have nothing to be worried since he is visiting them during his second leg of campaign visit to the state, probably by the first week of February,” said a senior Congress leader in Shillong.