Rahul Gandhi's Shiv Bhakth Posters For His Mega Madhya Pradesh Show Today

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's Shiv Bhakth Posters For His Mega Madhya Pradesh Show Today

New Delhi: Cominga back from his 12-day trip of Kailash-Mansarovar, Rahul Gandhi,the Congress chief will begin his party's campaign in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh with a mega roadshow in Bhopal. Rahul Gandhi's life-size cut-outs and posters with photographs of him pouring holy water on Shivalinga have come up along the 18-km route that the Congress President is anticipated to cover in an open vehicle this noon. A police officer said that over, one lakh Congress workers are expected to be in the city.

The 48-year-old Shiv bhakt has been projected by his party workers. Mr Gandhi will seek blessings from Hindu priests and young girls before beginning his roadshow from Lalghati Square, close to the Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal. In Madhya Pradesh, the road show will pass through the old city areas, including Royal Market and Peer Gate, before concluding the show at BHEL Dussehra Maidan.

The Congress President will address a meeting of Congress workers, which is open to public, before leaving in the evening, state party spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi told news agency Press Trust of India.

In the city, the security has been tightened and an additional 1,500 policemen have been deployed, Jaideep Prasad, Bhopal's Inspector General (IG) of Police, said.

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Madhya Pradesh Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta said, "Rahul Gandhi's track record hasn't been good for his party. Wherever he has gone to campaign, the Congress has lost. He isn't bothered about the problems of the people of the country. He isn't aware of the situation here," ahead of the Congress leader's visit.

PM Modi and Amit Shah, the president of BJP were also expected to be in Bhopal on September 25. BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said, preparations are underway to make the event a huge success state. 

On August 31, the Congress chief left for Kailash-Mansarovar in order to keep a promise, he had made in April, while Karnataka polls, during which his plane plunged hundreds of feet while flying.

Mr Gandhi shared his pictures from the holy trip with a caption, "there is no hatred here". The BJP didn't leave a chance to criticise, the Congress leader and wrote, "ignorance about the cultural and religious significance of the Mansarovar Yatra".

Earlier, the ruling party BJP had disapproved of his temple visits while campaigning in Gujarat and Karnataka and alleged that the Congress leader was playing a "soft Hindutva" card.

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