Bhubaneswar: All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi is set to make his second tour in a span of 15 days on February 6 to hold two separate rallies in Bhawanipatna and Rourkela.
Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik confirmed Gandhi’s visit.
Gandhi’s frequent visit assumes political significance as the general election is round the corner. Moreover, THE Congress also aimes at giving check mate to the BJP after the back-to-back tours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to Odisha.
The AICC President will address public meetings at Bhawanipatna in Koraput district and Rourkela in Sundergarh district on the same day, Patnaik added.
It may be recalled here that the Congress President during his last visit to the State on January 25 had launched a scathing attack on BJD Chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He termed Naveen as the junior partner of Modi and is being controlled by him in Centre.
The Congress President had accused Modi and Patnaik of doing their marketing through industrialists.