Bhopal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will embark on a day-long tour of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, during which he will attend an event organised by a tribal organisation and also address a public meeting. The state is also slated to welcome Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah who will formally launch the party’s mass contact campaign in the curcial Malwa-Nimad region ahead of the Assembly elections due later this year. Also Read - Will Never Bow My Head Before BJP, Says Mamata Banerjee, Calls Saffron Party More Dangerous Than Maoists
Gandhi will tour Morena and Jabalpur in what will be his third visit to the poll-bound state in less than 20 days while, Shah will launch the ‘Maha Jansampark Abhiyan’ from historic Rajwada area in Indore and walk for nearly 15 minutes up to Krishnapura Chhatri area to appeal people in the dense commercial area to vote for the BJP. Also Read - Muslim Actors, Makers Should Write in Affidavits They Won't Insult Hindu Gods: ABAP on Tandav Row
The Gandhi scion will arrive at Gwalior in the morning by a special plane and later, leave for Morena in a helicopter. He will address a meeting of the Adivasi Ekta Parishad at the Ambedkar Stadium in Morena, a Congress spokesman was quoted as saying. Also Read - Here's the Cheque But...: Digvijaya Singh Donates Rs 1.11 Lakh For Ram Temple With One Condition
On the other hand, Shah will go to tribal Jhabua district from Indore to address ‘Adivasi Sammelan’ and later visit Jaora in Ratlam district for addressing farmers. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the state party president Rakesh Singh will accompany the BJP president all through the visit. The leader will also interact with party functionaries at Indore and Ujjain divisions to charge them ahead of crucial assembly polls.
Rahul Gandhi will also go to Jabalpur where he is slated to perform “Narmada puja” at Gwarighat. He will then embark on a roadshow from the Bandria Tiraha (tri-section) to the Abdul Hameed Tiraha. Later in the day, he will address a public meeting at Raddi Chowk in the city. Earlier, the former Congress vice-president had visited Bhopal and Rewa-Satna in the Vindhya region. Morena and Jabalpur fall in the Chambal and Mahakaushal regions respectively.
The Assembly polls in the state, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power since 2003, are due by the year-end.