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Rahul to visit Ranchi, Bokaro

Ranchi, Sept. 21: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Jharkhand on September 25 and 26.

State Congress chief Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu told newsmen today that Rahul would meet persons cutting across different strata in Ranchi and Bokaro. The party will host an eventfor Rahul in Ranchi on September 25, where he will interact with elected panchayat representatives. Later, Rahul will meet members of Tana Bhagat groups from Lohardaga, Gumla and Bero.

He will also hold a meeting with block and district presidents of the Congress on the same day. “The venue has not yet been fixed. We will also draw up his detailed itinerary,” Balmuchu added.

On September 26, Rahul will go to Bokaro to meet present and former Congress legislators and parliamentarians.

Congressmen are hoping that Rahul’s visit shores up enthusiasm for their party. Currently, of the 81 MLAs in Jharkhand, only 13 are from the Congress. His last visit here was in October 2009.

Party in-charge for Jharkhand Shakeel Ahmed will reach Ranchi tomorrow.