Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s scheduled visit to Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Tuesday was cancelled, party sources said. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Incited Farmers, Tricolour Was Insulted At The Red Fort: BJP On Tractor Rally Violence

Rahul Gandhi’s visit was cancelled in view of a possible thunderstorm in Kandhamal area on Tuesday evening, a party communication said, adding that Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik and Chhattishgarh health minister TS Singhdeo will attend the programme. Also Read - World's Largest White Crocodile Park in Odisha Reopens For Tourists

Gandhi was supposed to address a public rally and participate in several programmes during his visit to Phulbani in the district. Also Read - Chinese President Would Have Been Wearing Made-in-India Shirts If Our Workers Were Strong, Says Rahul Gandhi

Polling for the Lok Sabha and the Odisha assembly in the district will be held on April 18.