New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will begin his campaigning for poll-bound Madhya Pradesh from September 17 onwards. Gandhi would start the campaigning with a roadshow next week which will commence from Lalghati and conclude at BHEL Dussehra Maidan.

Gandhi will also hold a meeting with senior Congress leaders in Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Kamal Nath announced that Gandhi would visit Bhopal on September 17. On September 18, Gandhi will travel to Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool while on September 20, it will travel to Rajasthan’s Dungarpur and will address the tribal community of the region. The party has estimated that nearly three lakh people are scheduled to attend this event in the state.

MPCC President Nath had earlier announced that the party was working on the list of the first set of candidates on 80 seats. Reportedly, before the Congress president’s visit to Shivraj Chouhan’s constituency, the party might release the first list of candidates on September 15, that is, tomorrow.

The party has proposed to carry out a “Ram Van Gaman Path Yatra” to retrace the mythical journey of Lord Ram during his exile. Meanwhile, the Congress’ MP unit in a social media ad featuring senior party leader Kamal Nath said that if they are voted to power, the party will construct over 23,000 gaushalas in the state.

A few days back, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had said that both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made promises of building a Ram Path which is yet to be fulfilled. Singh said that Chouhan’s promise will be fulfilled by the Congress when they come to power. He said that the proposed Ram path will be built till the end of the state’s border. Singh had even spoken about the setting up of cow shelters in the state and said that the so-called worshippers of the cow were only interested in collecting funds.