Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also meet local leaders of the party during his visit to state. Credit: File Image

Agartala: In the run-up to the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Tripura on March 20.

Gandhi, who will be in state for only three hours, is likely to address a mass rally at Khumulwng, the headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, on that day.

Elaborating on the party’s plan ahead of the election, Tapas Dey, vice-president of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), while speaking to EastMojo, said that the party is working with a new direction and vision under the leadership of Gandhi.

“The leaders and supporters, who left the party last year before elections, are in touch with the party leadership and they are likely to join the party in the days to come,” Dey said.

Meanwhile, the TPCC leaders are busy chalking out plans to welcome Gandhi to the state. TPCC president Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman has convened a party meeting on March 7 at Congress Bhavan, where Pradesh Congress members, district Congress presidents and secretaries are likely to attend.

After the meeting on March 7, the state president will leave for New Delhi to discuss about the programme in Tripura with the party high command.

Gandhi will start his visit to the northeastern states on March 19. On that day, he will arrive in Arunachal Pradesh and on the following day morning he will be in Manipur. In the afternoon at 2 pm, Gandhi will reach Agartala.

After the address at Khumulwng, Gandhi will leave for New Delhi at 5 pm. Before departure for New Delhi, he will also meet the local Congress leaders.

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