Congress president Rahul Gandhi who is on a two-day visit to election-bound Rajasthan will address a ‘Maha Sankalp’ rally in Bikaner today. As per the itinerary of Congress leader’s second-day visit, he will reach the Nal airport in Bikaner at 2 pm. Congress leader BD Kalla said that Rahul Gandhi will start his tour from the Guru Jambheshwar Dham in Mukam. He will also hold a road show from the airport to the Medical College Ground where he will address the rally.
In the 2013 Assembly polls, the Congress had suffered massive drubbing in Bikaner division that comprises four districts — Bikaner, Churu, Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh. The party was restricted to only three seats out of the 23 seats in the division. In Bikaner district, the party had won only 2 out of the 7 seats. While in Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar districts, the Congress had lost all the 11 seats, it had won Sardarshahar seat in Churu.
On Tuesday, Rahul visited Mania village in Dholpur, the native place of BJP Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Dholpur falls in the Bharatpur division that comprises four districts — Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur. Addressing a rally in the CM’s bastion, the Congress president questioned the Central and Rajasthan governments on the initiatives taken for the welfare of the poor, small traders and farmers in the last four years.